Published online Sep 18, 2023. doi: 10.5312/wjo.v14.i9.690
Peer-review started: May 19, 2023
First decision: June 21, 2023
Revised: July 5, 2023
Accepted: August 15, 2023
Article in press: August 15, 2023
Published online: September 18, 2023
This research was conducted to examine temporal trends regarding shoulder dislocations in the Untied States.
Shoulder dislocations are common among all populations, especially young men, and understanding the epidemiology is important for orthopedic surgeons.
To provide and updated assessment of the epidemiology of shoulder dislocations in the United States.
Emergency department within the United States was collected using the national electronic injury surveillance system database between 2012 and 2021, and epidemiologic data was collected and analyzed for shoulder dislocations.
The national annual incidence of shoulder dislocations in the United States was approximately 23.92 per 100000 persons, with a predominance of dislocations occurring in male adolescents between the ages of 15-20.
There is a bimodal distribution of shoulder dislocations in the United States. A large portion of male adolescent sustain these injuries between the ages of 15-20 secondary to participation in sporting events. Conversely, women have a relatively consistent incidence of dislocations in their lifespan with an increase in their later decades of life.
Future studies should help create measures to help lower the incidence of shoulder dislocations in at risk population, particularly adolescent males participating in sports.