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Given its ability to turn in many directions, the shoulder has a superior range of motion, and is the most movable joint in the human body. Yet, the versatility of the shoulder joint often causes it to become unstable, whether due to injury or overuse. When the shoulder is unstable, it can easily become dislocated. Furthermore, once a shoulder has moved out of joint, it is susceptible to recurrent episodes of instability and dislocation.

To better understand the dynamics of shoulder instability, consider the three bones of the shoulder—the humerus (upper arm bone), the shoulder blade (scapula) and the collarbone (clavicle). The humerus fits into a socket in the shoulder blade. This socket is called the glenoid. Supporting the humerus within the socket is a system of ligaments and connective tissues that comprise the shoulder capsule. These tissues also cover the shoulder joint, as they secure the upper section of the humerus to the scapula.

Given this connection, when the head of the humerus moves or is forced out of the shoulder socket, this results in shoulder instability and dislocation. As mentioned, if this happens once, it can easily happen again. However, complete shoulder dislocations do not always occur. In some instances, only a portion of the head of the humerus moves out of the socket in a “partial dislocation.” Even so, as ligaments and other supporting tissues become loose, shoulder instability can occur repeatedly in either case.

Diagnosis and Treatment For Chronic Shoulder Dislocation

When individuals experience chronic shoulder instability and dislocation, an orthopedic surgeon often performs a shoulder arthroscopy to investigate and diagnose problems within the joint. This involves inserting a miniature camera into the joint through tiny incisions using thin instruments. As a minimally invasive technique for examining the shoulder joint, shoulder arthroscopy results in very little pain for patients. Recovery time is shortened significantly, when compared to open surgical procedures, and patients quickly return to daily activities.

Revolutionary Treatment Options and Modern Orthopedic Care – Dr. Masi ReynoldS

Focused on minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the knee, shoulder, hip and elbow, Dr. Masi Reynolds specializes in revolutionary treatment options and modern orthopedic care for athletes and individuals from all walks of life. Dr. Reynold’s unique training and background in cartilage preservation and restoration, along with the treatment of complex shoulder conditions has earned him the respect of patients and reputable surgeons across the country.

If you are suffering from shoulder instability and/or dislocation, contact the office of Dr. Masi Reynolds, located in the San Francisco Bay area.

Posted on behalf of Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

Phone: (510) 899-9200

Dr. Kerisimasi Reynolds will help you achieve pain relief and return to an active lifestyle. Schedule Your Consultation Now!


Our Client Reviews

Masi Reynolds, D.O.

5 / 5.0

Based on 6 reviews

Becca Lopez

Dr. Reynolds is such an amazing doctor who is passionate and dedicates all his knowledge to help patients improve their health and injuries. I appreciate his patience and willingness to go above and beyond what is asked.

Rebecca M.

Dr Reynolds performed a very technical and complicated surgery on my son's shoulder last year. My son is (was!) a college football player and had 3 different shoulder surgeries to repair the same issue. After repeated failures I found Dr. Reynolds. He performed a Laterjet surgery which is something that is rarely done. Fast-forward a year, my son's shoulder has never had any more problems and he is stronger than ever. Thank you, Dr. Reynolds!

Ambessit J.

I went to see Dr. Raynolds because of his solid 5 star ratings. After seeing him, if I could, I would give him and his staff a solid 10 star ratings, and here is why: My 1st Impression: Beautiful and relaxing pictures of Canyons, welcoming & smiling staff, clean offices. My Time: Efficient and knowledgeable staff, and a reasonable wait time. The Best: .... Dr. Reynolds... every inch of his body exudes compassion. He listens attentively, takes his time to examine, he gives clear explanation of the injury, and answers all questions with care. Everything he did convinced me that I was lucky to have found him. (Thank you Yelp) :) I highly recommend Dr. Raynolds to my friends, my families and to anyone who's looking for the BEST and trustworthy surgeon. ~ Wishing you a smooth and quick recovery!

Andrea W.

I went to see Dr. Reynolds last week because I have chronic pain in my hip. He was incredible helpful and knowledgeable. He greeted me with a warm smile and was patient and kind, showing me exactly what the problem is and the treatment alternatives. He spent a lot of time with me and I am extremely happy with the treatment plan he has for me. I can highly recommend him.

Darla B.

Dr Reynolds has been amazing at treating many of my patients in need, including my daughter! Thank you, Dr Reynolds - I look forward to co-managing more patients in the near future!

Henrik Martin

Dr Reynolds is a Rock Star! I ripped a bicep tendon clean off my forearm in September 2016. After countless phone calls to the huge "Non Profit" hospital chain I usually go to, and the realization that they wouldn't be able to see me in several weeks, I decided to look elsewhere. My son had previously been treated by Dr. Haber at a small clinic in Campbell, so I called the clinic, and got an appointment with his colleague, Dr Kerisimasi Reynolds. I have to say that I was a little hesitant at first, because of his young age, and I was wondering how many surgeries he had performed. Anyway, I got a really good vibe from him, and he was super professional and explained everything really well in terms I could understand. He got me an MRI the same day, a follow up visit the next day I think, and he was able to do the surgery within the next 5 days. I decided to go for it, and it was a 1 hour surgery with a long recovery. This was in September, and I have my last physical therapy session next week. That said, I'd go under the knife for Dr Kerisimasi again anytime if I needed to. He's totally on top of his game, knows a lot about all the latest advancements in orthopedic surgery, etc. He also followed up with personal phone calls, emails, and even gave me his cell phone number in case I had post operation questions or concerns. I've been very active my whole life in a variety of sports and outdoors activities, and he has the mindset that he wants to enable you to get back to those activities as soon as possible, which I really appreciate. I give him an A+. He performed a state-of-the-art tendon reattachment surgery, and I'm basically fully recovered by now. I'm lifting weights, working without pain, and hope to be back in my river kayak this spring! I hope I don't have to see him in the operating room again, but if I do, I know I'm in good hands :-)

Kerisimasi Reynolds, D.O.

39180 Farwell Dr., Suite 110
Fremont, CA 94538

(510) 899-9200