How long does a glenohumeral subluxation take to heal?

How long does a glenohumeral subluxation take to heal?

A shoulder subluxation is a partial shoulder dislocation involving the ball of the upper arm bone (the humerus) partially popping out of its socket. Shoulder subluxation can take 12 to 16 weeks to fully heal.

How do you treat posterior shoulder subluxation?


  1. Posterior dislocations are rare and diagnostically difficult injuries.
  2. Treatment options include conservative methods and surgical anatomic reconstruction options as well as non-anatomic surgical procedures such as subscapularis tendon transfer, hemiarthroplasty and total shoulder arthroplasty.

What is glenohumeral subluxation?

Glenohumeral subluxation is defined as symptomatic translation of the humeral head on the glenoid without complete separation of the articular surfaces. Subluxation of the glenohumeral joint is usually transient: the humeral head returning spontaneously to its normal position in the glenoid fossa.

Does shoulder subluxation require surgery?

If you get shoulder subluxations often, you might need surgery to stabilize your shoulder. After surgery, it takes about four to six weeks for your shoulder to recover. Your arm will be in a sling most or all of this time.

Can you move your arm with a shoulder subluxation?

That mobility allows you to swing your arm all the way around, like to throw a softball pitch. Throwing too rapidly or forcefully can cause the joint to sublux, but often this injury happens after years of repeated use. In a subluxation, the bone can shift forward, backward, or downward.

Is a shoulder subluxation painful?

What Are Symptoms of Subluxation? A partial shoulder dislocation may cause pain, joint instability, arm weakness, numbness or tingling down your arm, and swelling. When the humerus moves out of place, it can damage muscles, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels in the shoulder joint.