Have you dislocated your shoulder?

Dislocated shoulder injuries occur because of the very nature of the shoulder joint. It is the body's most mobile joint, turning in many directions. That also makes the shoulder an easy joint to dislocate.

Your shoulder may be partially dislocated, wherein the head of the upper arm bone is partially out of the socket, or it may be a completely dislocated shoulder, meaning it is all the way out of the socket. Both types of dislocated shoulder cause pain and unsteadiness in the shoulder.

Your shoulder joint can dislocate in one of three directions - forward, backward, or downward. Forward dislocation is the most common.

Dislocated shoulder symptoms include deformity, swelling, numbness, weakness, and bruising. Your dislocated shoulder may have torn ligaments or tendons, or damaged nerves. You may experience muscle spasms, making the dislocated shoulder hurt even more.

A properly trained shoulder or sports medicine specialist can manipulate the upper arm bone back into the joint socket. This procedure is called a closed reduction. The severe pain stops as soon as the shoulder joint is back in place.

Following the closed reduction, your physician may immobilize your shoulder in a sling for several weeks. You can ice your shoulder 3 or 4 times a day to help reduce swelling.

Your doctor will prescribe rehabilitation exercises to help restore your range of motion and strengthen the muscles surrounding the shoulder joint.

I f shoulder dislocation becomes a recurring problem, your doctor may prescribe a brace for you. 

If these measures fail, you may need  shoulder surgery  to repair the torn ligaments.

Our shoulder surgeons at Seaside are head and shoulders above the rest! Dr. Steven Goldberg was the first orthopaedic surgeon in Southwest Florida to be inducted  into the invitation-only American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons organization. He also holds several patents for a shoulder implant device that he invented

Dr. Brian Wallace was the first to perform a reverse shoulder replacement at the new Landmark Hospital of Southwest Florida.

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Seaside serves as an example
Article touts marketing efforts
Seaside Administrator Cindy Schuetz, RN, was recently interviewed for this article in the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) online newsletter.

In discussing Seaside's marketing efforts, Schuetz mentions the Center's Open House, held in February of 2016. ICYMI you can take a peek back at a few photos from the event, including guests practicing their endoscopic skills removing a peanut from a green pepper! If you're on Facebook, here's an expanded set.

Yes, we're "real"....
"I thought my experience at Seaside Surgery Center was amazing. First of all, the facility is just beautiful and the staff professional, yet "real," very accommodating and kind. Getting the "block" in my upper thigh before surgery turned out to be "just what the doctor ordered." I believe I received less anesthesia and was more alert when I awakened, due to the block in the thigh. I was astounded that I could get up and walk within the hour. My surgery was at 10 AM and I was able to walk into my home at 2:30 PM.
"I want to thank each of you for your excellent care at Seaside Surgery Center. Dr. Zehr, you are such a wonderful surgeon. I am positive that your skills, that include the expertise in using the Mako Robotic Arm will be a success. Thanks for being my doctor."
Jo Baillie

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