A shoulder dislocation or subluxation occurs when the humerus pops out of its socket, either partially or completely. As the body's most mobile joint, able to move in many directions, the shoulder is most vulnerable to dislocation. Dislocation causes pain and unsteadiness in the shoulder, as well as swelling, numbness, weakness and bruising.
Shoulder stabilization can be performed using arthroscopic techniques that may involve reattaching loose or torn ligaments to the joint with the use of special implants called suture anchors. These anchors are used to relocate and tighten injured structures and then disintegrate over time.