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When a patient presents to an emergency department or urgent care centre, they should be given the best available information.

This updated fact sheet helps ensure clinicians and patients have access to easy-to-read information about different emergency conditions.

Give this fact sheet to your patients when discharging them from an emergency department or urgent care centre.

Download our fact sheet to provide your patients with easy to follow guidance on shoulder dislocation.

This fact sheet has the #withconsumers tick from the Consumers Health Forum of Australia

The shoulder joint is a ball-and-socket joint. The ball, at the top of the humerus (upper arm), fits into a shallow socket called the glenoid, which is part of the scapula (shoulder blade). This joint is very mobile but not stable. The ball is held into the socket by tissue that fits over the ball like a sock. This is reinforced by ligaments (fibrous bands) and muscles, which are the main stabilising features.

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Centre of Clinical Excellence - Acute
Safer Care Victoria

Page last updated: 15 Jan 2021

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