After short period of immobilization and early physical therapy, patients can expect a return to activity in 2-3 weeks.
Remember your H’s and B’s:
– Hill-Sachs on the Humerus
– Bankart’s on the Body (scapula)
The risk of re-dislocation is higher with younger patients. Studies show up to 74% patients <27 years-old with shoulder dislocations will end up with instability.
Associated rotator cuff tear risk goes up with patient’s age: 35-40% at 40 years-old and up to 90% at age 60.
Urgent orthopedic consultation if loose bodies or fracture seen on post reduction imaging.