Contact athletes can return to in-season sport after conservative treatment of anterior shoulder instability

  • July 10, 2014

SEATTLE — Most young in-season intercollegiate contact athletes with anterior glenohumeral instability can be expected to return to sport 1 week after nonoperative treatment, according to data presented here.

“However, recurrent instability is common, and only one in three athletes successfully complete the season without recurrence. Long-term consequences, however, associated with recurrent instability remain unclear,” said Jonathan F. Dickens, MD, at the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting.

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