Shoulder dislocation can be a devastating event for athletes and active individuals. When these injuries occur during sports the first question for the athlete is often “When can I return?” The management of shoulder dislocations has evolved over the years. In past years, multiple dislocations were tolerated.
The reverse shoulder replacement originally developed in France and was approved by the FDA in the United States in 2004. Since that time there has been an explosion in the use of reverse shoulder replacement.