Multi-Directional Instability

It is a generalized laxity of the shoulder joint with possible hypermobility in multiple directions and joint weakness. It may be caused due to a congenital abnormality or performing repetitive activities. There may be numbness, clicking, and popping sounds in the shoulder. The condition may be diagnosed by physical examination, x-rays, or MRI scans. Minor multidirectional shoulder instability may be treated with physical therapy. In severe cases, surgical stabilization may be necessary.

Affiliations
St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Saint Barnabas Medical Center Morristown Medical Center Wayne Surgical Center Elite Surgical Center