Originally Posted by huckfin
few weeks, but it will happen again, i had a full bankart and rotator cuff repair done in April 2011, was good to go start of season this year; it's still tender and lacks a little mobility.. but it won't dislocate again. good luck
shoulder dislocation and an AC tear (separated shoulder) are two distinctly different injuries.
your shoulder joint does not dislocate in an AC tear - although i would imagine it's possible to ALSO tear your AC as you dislocate a shoulder... but they're different things.