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Question by  Mary85 (15)

Am I more likely to have shoulder dislocation if I have voluntary double jointed?

I am double jointed and want to know if that increase my chances of having shoulder dislocation.


Answer by  bonniefay (67)

Being "double JOinted" is a misnomer for hyper-mobility.This means that the ligaments and tendons in a joint are extremely flexible or the sockets are shallow. This is not a weakness in the joint and it does not increase the chances of dislocation unless you are really pushing the extent of the flexibility of that particular joint.


Answer by  champaign9497 (11977)

Yes because your joints bend and pop in an out much easier than some ones who is not double jointed. They have alot of good information on it. Try doing a computer search for it and it will pull you pages of information and you can print it and figure everything,


Answer by  T1DM (175)

Yes. Due to the increased range of motion you are more likely to dislocate your joint. If the joint dislocates see a DR.


Answer by  Taran (716)

Posterior instability of the shoulder is relatively uncommon and often presents a diagnostic challenge to the treating physician. Advances of the static and dynamic stabilizers of the glenohumeral joint have defined clearly the pathoanatomy and altered mechanics associated with posterior instability, aiding in diagnosis. Posterior instability more commonly presents as recurrent posterior subluxation, with acute posterior dislocation being uncommon.


Answer by  SallyJ (1010)

Double-jointedness, or hypermobility to give it its medical term, does indeed increase your risk of all kinds of dislocation, especially dislocation of the shoulder.

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