Über diese Krankheit

What it's about

A dislocated shoulder occurs predominantly after a fall, but can also occur due to a congenital weakness of the connective tissue. The shoulder dislocates most frequently to the front downwards, much less frequently to the back. It is the most common dislocation and occurs mainly in young active men and in women of advanced age. Accompanying injuries to tendons, bones, nerves and blood vessels may occur.

Symptoms and consequences

Bei einer Luxation schmerzt die Schulter stark und lässt sich kaum bewegen. Eine Reposition des Gelenkes durch die Patientin oder den Patienten selbst ist nicht möglich.

What we do for you

Examination and diagnosis

The diagnosis is made with an X-ray. Then the shoulder is put back in place under a short anesthetic or anesthesia. It is then immobilized. For further clarification, an MRI is performed. In the consultation, further treatment is discussed with the patient. This may include conservative measures such as physiotherapy and painkillers or surgery.


A single dislocation can often be treated conservatively, i.e. with physiotherapy and/or medication. If, on the other hand, dislocations occur repeatedly, surgical stabilization must be performed.

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