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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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