Dislocation of the Anterior Shoulder
9 pages in length. More than any other joint in the human body, the shoulder represents the one that is dislocated most often, with anterior dislocations making up the vast majority of all shoulder dislocations. Skiing is one of the primary activities by which this particular injury occurs, either caused by direct impact or a forceful, twisting action. Studies have demonstrated, however, that direct impact is not as likely a candidate for injury as is the forceful, twisting action. Anterior shoulder dislocation is a common injury in athletes, particularly in such sports as skiing, football, volleyball and other high-impact activities where both twisting and direct contact moves are expected. The writer discusses various elements in relation to this injury, including cause, treatment and rehabilitation. Bibliography lists 7 sources.