Shoulder subluxation orthoses

Shoulder subluxation orthoses

Shoulder subluxation occurs due to shoulder instability most commonly in the anterior aspect of the shoulder. A subluxation is a partial dislocation which can be associated with pain, however for those who frequently experience subluxations it can be more limiting due to lack of confidence in the joint’s stability. For that reason a shoulder subluxation orthoses can be used, these devices help to support the shoulder joint whilst enabling the joint to move freely and for activity to take place.

What are the indications for use of a shoulder subluxation orthoses?

Whilst shoulder subluxation orthoses are primarily designed to support users who experience frequent subluxations they can also be used by those with the following indications:

  • Shoulder instability
  • Shoulder dislocation
  • Shoulder pain

If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a shoulder subluxation orthoses please contact us to discuss.

What conditions are shoulder subluxation orthoses often used for?

Reasons for providing shoulder subluxation orthoses include:

  • Neurological shoulder pain
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Stroke
  • Multiple sclerosis

This list of conditions is not exhaustive. If you are unsure if you would be suitable for a shoulder subluxation orthoses please contact us to discuss.

What are the benefits of shoulder subluxation orthoses?

There are many benefits that come from using a shoulder subluxation orthoses. These include:

  • Increased stability of the shoulder joint
  • Reduced pain
  • Positions shoulder and arm in correct alignment
  • Enables wearer to utilise arm during rehabilitation

There are many benefits using an shoulder subluxation orthoses to find out more please contact us to discuss.

What types of shoulder subluxation orthoses are available?

Types of shoulder subluxation orthoses that may be used include:

  • Omo Neurexa Shoulder Orthosis
  • Beagle Sub Lux Support

What is the process to be receive a shoulder subluxation orthoses?

The process to receive a shoulder subluxation orthoses would be:

  • Assessment
  • Measuring
  • Fitting
  • Review

To ensure your shoulder receives the required support your orthotist will undertake an assessment of your shoulder including assessing your range of movement. Your orthotist will also need to take a series of measurements to select the correctly sized device. Due to the adjustable nature of shoulder subluxation orthoses your orthotist will not need to take any cast of your arm or shoulder. Once the optimal device has been selected your orthotist will adjust and adapt the device to accommodate your specific needs.

How do I arrange an assessment for a shoulder subluxation orthoses?

To get in touch or arrange an appointment, you can call us at 0330 088 3949 or email

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