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Dog Shoulder Dislocation Surgery - What Happens, Is It Successful, What I Should Know?

Dog Shoulder Dislocation Surgery - What Happens, Is It Successful, What I Should Know?

Mild to moderate shoulder dislocation - use a brace

A shoulder brace can be a great way for your do to make a full recovery. The brace will support their shouldr, reduce risk of reinjury and reduce their movement (if you set it up to do so).

Find our dog shoulder brace here https://zoomadog.co.uk/products/490-balto-lux-shoulder-brace 

Severe shoulder dislocation - surgery

In severe cases of shoulder dislocation, your vet might advise surgery. For example if the muscle has torn to a degree it can’t fix naturally with rest, or the joint needs help to stay in the socket.

If shoulder joint instability is severe enough to need surgery, there are various techniques used. Surgery might involve prosthetic stabilisation; shoulder fusion, where the bones of the joints are joined so they can’t move; or a total shoulder replacement, where the shoulder joint is replaced with implants. 

If your dog’s experienced a shoulder luxation/dislocation, your vet will perform a closed reduction. Your dog will need to be anaesthetised for this.

If your dog doesn’t need surgery, read more about Shoulder Dislocation treatment here https://zoomadog.co.uk/collections/dog-shoulder-dislocation-and-shoulder-injuries

 

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