Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:

will my dog have to have surgery if he dislocated his shoulder, to put it back in


Posted by smjauss

 
Answers (1)
Sort by: Newest first | Oldest first

smjauss,

The shoulder joint of the dog is considered to be a fairly weak joint...it doesn't have the ball-and-socket strength of the hip joint or the muscle mass that protects and strengthens the hip joint.  For those reasons, the shoulder joint can be luxated (dislocated). 

Whether or not surgery would be necessary actually would depend on the type of injury and what kind of damage is suspected.  So, the answer to your question is maybe...you need to have an examination of your dog before any of this can be determined.

Helpful Buckeye

NOTICE: The information provided on this site is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on Wellsphere. If you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.
Post an answer
Write a comment: