Surgery to stabilise a dislocating shoulder is very much an individual’s choice. Alternatives to surgery include:
- Modifying your activities to reduce the risk of another dislocation
- Physiotherapy to re-educate your shoulder muscles
- Taping (during sports) to avoid ‘at-risk’ arm positions
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.