A dislocated shoulder looks very easy to deal with when you see a fictional character suffering this injury on television. They either pop it back in with no pain or hassle themselves, or they bash their arm against a wall before walking off, the injury already forgotten. Of course, it looks good on television, but when you incur this injury yourself, you may well end up with dislocated shoulder complications.
If you have this injury, you will probably have sought expert medical advice at an A&E unit. They may have x-rayed your shoulder to check for fractures, especially if the impact you suffered was a heavy one. Once your arm and shoulder are numbed, the joint will be repositioned in its rightful place – a process called reduction.
What kinds of dislocated shoulder complications could you suffer from?
While the joint coming out of place is the main injury here, there are lots of soft tissues in place that allow us to move our shoulders in numerous ways. These can easily be injured when you dislocate your shoulder.
For example, you might trap a nerve and suffer from numbness in your hands, fingers or arm. You might also suffer ongoing pain, not to mention the increased likelihood of popping your shoulder out of place again in the future. All these complications will be considered if you end up making a claim for compensation following your accident.
Do you think you could make a claim? Find out for certain today
Some accidents clearly have a culprit, the person who didn’t look before driving through a red light, for example, and hitting someone walking across a crossing. A car accident might be caused by one driver’s lack of attention. Yet it is not always as easy to tell who was at fault.
That’s why calling Accident Advice Helpline is a good idea. You can do this now on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile). We’ll listen to your case and the facts surrounding your dislocated shoulder complications and how the injury originally occurred. If we can help you make a no-win, no-fee claim, you can count on our personal injury lawyers to guide you through the process with as little hassle as possible. It could be far easier to claim than you might think when you have our team on your side.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Rob Steen