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What is the success rate for treating a dislocated shoulder?
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Non-operative treatment of a football player who dislocates his shoulder for the first time has up to a 50% failure rate due to the high forces experienced by the shoulder in these activities. This explains why a significant number of these athletes ultimately require surgery in the off-season for definitive treatment. The success rate of surgical repair of a dislocated shoulder is reliably greater than 90%. This success is defined as no further episodes of instability with the ability to resume strenuous activity.

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