Our expert says:
the one problem you may have after the dislocation if what we refer to as "recurrent instability" - after tearing the ligaments of the shouder during the first dislocation the shoulder may repeatedly dislocate. With the fact that you are having the problem of not being able to raise the arm one should also exclude a tear of the rotator cuff tendon of the shoulder. You should not lose your job- we often treat professional rugby players with shoulder dislocations and they all return to the same level of rugby which indicates that after the correct treatment by a doctor who knows about shoulder problems you should end with a normal shoulder
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