Risk factorsBy Mayo Clinic staff
Certain factors play a role in your chances of experiencing a shoulder dislocation. You're more likely to dislocate your shoulder if:
- You're male. More men experience shoulder dislocation than do women.
- You're in your teens or 20s. People in this age group tend to have a high level of physical activity, which can possibly increase your risk of injury.
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