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When should you call 911 about shoulder dislocation?

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Call 911 if the injury was caused by a severe blow or the person's pulse is weak or the arm and hand are numb, cold, pale, or blue.

From: Shoulder Dislocation Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Quillen, D. November 14, 2004. American Family Physician,

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: "Traumatic Shoulder Dislocation."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sports Injuries."

Subbarao, I. , Random House Reference, 2009. AMA Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care

Shoulder Dislocation Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

SOURCES:

Quillen, D. November 14, 2004. American Family Physician,

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine: "Traumatic Shoulder Dislocation."

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: "Sports Injuries."

Subbarao, I. , Random House Reference, 2009. AMA Handbook of First Aid and Emergency Care

Shoulder Dislocation Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on November 19, 2017

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