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Overview
This condition is a traumatic fracture of the humeral head that leaves an indentation in the bone. This changes the shape of the humeral head and can interfere with normal arm motion.

hill-sachs-lesionCauses
This condition is typically caused by dislocation of the shoulder. The humerus slips out of the socket and is compressed against the socket’s rim, creating a divot in the ball of the humerus.

Symptoms
Symptoms can include pain, instability, and recurrent dislocations of the shoulder.

Treatment
Many smaller sized Hill-Sachs lesions can be treated with physical therapy. More severe and larger lesions may require surgery