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Forum Name: Bone trauma and fractures

Question: dislocated shoulder


 scali71 - Mon May 18, 2009 7:38 pm

Diagnosed with dislocated shoulder and torn rotator cuff. I had an MRI done and it stated:

Findings were consistent with subtle partial tear and/or tendinosis rotator cuff with minimal secondary findings.

I had filed for VA disability for maximin benefits I needed to show dislocation of the clavicle or scapula or nonunion of the clavicle or scapula with loose movement.

Would I not have this with with the dislocation?

Thanks in advance
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Tue Jun 09, 2009 8:26 pm

User avatar Hello,
A shoulder dislocation does not necessarily disrupt, damage or dislocate the clavicle or scapula.

The dislocation of shoulder is specific to the glenohumeral joint which is comprised of the distal lateral scapula and the proximal humerus.

Unless the MRI showed a problem with the clavicle or scapula specifically then they are not considered damaged.

Take care.

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