My son injured his shoulder when he dove head first into third base and the third baseman accidentally drove his knee into the back on my son’s left shoulder.
His arm was extended.
My son said it felt as though the shoulder dislocated and popped back into place.
He was in a lot of pain. Xrays at the hospital showed the shoulder was back in place, so a reduction was unnecessary.
The MD said, because the shoulder was back in place without a reduction, this was not a dislocation.
The MD said it was something less, I think he called it a partial subluxation.
If it had been dislocated, the MD said he would have recommended surgery. But because it was not dislocated, he said my son should not need surgery.
What do you think? My son is 16 years old.
I am concerned he will have an unstable shoulder without surgery.