Shoulder dislocation is one of the most common shoulder ailments. If you experience a dislocation, meeting with an expert orthopedic doctor can ensure you have the tools needed to avoid future discomfort. For Lancaster, PA, residents, waste no time in scheduling dislocated shoulder treatment with Dr. Michael Bercik and our team at Lancaster Orthopedic Group to get started.

Dislocated Shoulder Treatment Lancaster, PADr. Michael Bercik is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in conditions of the shoulder and elbow, and his passion for his patients is evident in every step of his medical journey. Following his Magna Cum Laude graduation from Georgetown University, Dr. Michael Bercik completed his medical degree at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School. He later returned to Rutgers New Jersey Medical School to complete a fellowship in Trauma and Reconstructive surgery, with the intention to learn advanced techniques to help his patients achieve their best results.

Following his fellowship at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Bercik went one step further to pursue international fellowships specifically tailored to mastering complex surgical techniques to better serve his patients. He studied at the Centre Orthopédique Santy in France under world-renowned Dr. Gilles Walch, as well as at the Melbourne Shoulder and Elbow Centre and Monash University under Professor Simon Bell.

Dr. Bercik has been recognized for his achievements in several areas of his practice, including the Mark D Chilton award for outstanding patient care and the annual Orthopaedic In-training examination award for scoring the highest in his residency school. Through his experiences, Dr. Bercik has been able to expand his skills and knowledge to allow him to treat patients here at Lancaster Orthopedic Group with state-of-the-art techniques and innovative care solutions.

What is Shoulder Dislocation?

Shoulder dislocation is an injury involving movement of the humeral head out of the shoulder joint socket. Shoulder dislocations can be partial, often called shoulder subluxation, which is when the humeral head only partly leaves the shoulder socket. For complete dislocations, which are the most severe, the humeral head moves all the way out of the shoulder socket. Because this is a severe displacement of the humeral head, other tissues within the shoulder are often damaged when this injury occurs. Labral tears, ligament tears, or other soft tissue damage is common.

Shoulder dislocation can happen due to the anatomy of your shoulder joint, degeneration of the shoulder structures, injury, or illness weakening the shoulder structures. Sports or activities involving repetitive movements can also increase the likelihood of shoulder dislocation. This typically results from the loosening of the connective tissues.

Shoulder Dislocation Symptoms

Deformity of the shoulder is often present for severe dislocation but may be less noticeable for mild dislocations. Other symptoms typically include the inability to move the shoulder, weakness in the shoulder, numbness, tingling, and pain. When a shoulder dislocation is suspected, you should seek immediate medical attention to ensure no further damage to the area is sustained. Your orthopedic shoulder doctor will help stabilize the area and work with you to begin a treatment plan suited for your lifestyle and condition.

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At Lancaster Orthopedic Group, every patient is a valued member of our community. We are dedicated to helping you reach your goals and get back to the activities you love. For Lancaster, PA, residents experiencing a recent dislocated shoulder, schedule your first treatment appointment with Dr. Bercik by using the “Schedule An Appointment” link in the top right of the website or calling (866) 564-1000..