Multidirectional Instability Signs and Symptoms
Signs of ligamentous laxity are present. Pain and weakness are present in the shoulder that subluxes (partially moves out of joint) forward, backward, or downward. A positive “sulcus sign” is present on examination by a medical professional.
Most patients respond well with physical therapy. Rarely surgery is indicated because it is hard to stabilize the shoulder in all directions.
Possible Treatment Goals
- Decrease Risk of Reoccurrence
- Improve Fitness
- Improve Function
- Improve Muscle Strength and Power
- Improve Proprioception
- Self-care of Symptoms
- Improve Safety
- Improve Tolerance for Prolonged Activities
- Improve Wound Healing
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