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Dislocated Shoulder

The shoulder joint can dislocate forward, backward, or downward. A common type of shoulder dislocation is when the shoulder slips forward. This means the upper arm bone moved forward and down, out of its joint. It may happen when the arm is put in a throwing position. The shoulder is one of the easiest joints to dislocate. 

A partial dislocation means the head of the upper arm bone is partially out of the socket. A complete dislocation means it is all the way out of the socket. Both partial and complete dislocations cause pain and unsteadiness in the shoulder. 

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