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Discussion: Shoulder dislocation

in: OJ; OJ > 2022-10-30

Nov 2, 2022 3:57 PM # 
Sorry to hear about your experience. I know from personal experience just how painful that must have been. Wasn't Tom keen on trying to get it back in immediately? When I first did mine (at about 15 years old) a school friend with a bit of first aid training put it back in for me. I've never been sure if that was a good thing. It meant I never went to hospital and it kept on coming out again for the next 25 years until I finally had an operation.
I hope yours now stays put...
Nov 4, 2022 11:01 AM # 
I did discuss getting it back in with Tom, but I didn't know at the time whether it was dislocated, broken or dislocated and broken. It's high risk to attempt to pop it back in yourself, particularly on a first-time dislocation, with a chance of long-term nerve damage and neither the event medic or Kendal hospital were equipped to do it properly, which is why I ended up at Lancaster. That said, it would have saved me from several hours of suffering!
Nov 4, 2022 4:20 PM # 
In my mind Josh hit every pothole and speed up on the way...
Nov 22, 2022 7:05 PM # 
I dislocated and broke my shoulder in a fall in 2016. Thankfully as they tried getting me off the ground the dislocation went back in. The relief was so incredible I thought I was fine and even headed off to lunch - when the adrenaline wore off a short while later, I had an xray to show the break and I was off for surgery to pin it and more surgery 3 months later to unfreeze it.... But nothing hurt like the dislocation! Sounds like your recovery is going well though!

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