I am a 20 year old male, and have some form of EDS. My family has type 3 EDS. I have never gotten a true genetic test to confirm it, however my father and his side all have it. I have had two orthopedic doctors diagnose me with it and the insurance company never saw a need to order the test. ALL THAT ASIDE. I have had a very hard time with EDS. I have torn my right hip, torn my patellar tendon, and my left shoulder sublaxes and dislocates more times that I can count. It was so bad that I was medically discharged from the Army. I rehabbed my shoulder but it has reached a whole new level of instability. It sublaxed for 5 days straight and nothing caused it, it merely just fell out of the socket. I put on a tshirt and dislocated my shoulder and most likely separated it and possibly tore stuff. My Orthopedic doctor is extremely concerned seeing as how I cannot even do daily life with it. I get an MRI on monday and meet with a surgeon to discuss surgery. Do I need to go to specialist in this country who knows EDS and shoulders? Has anyone gotten this surgery, did it help? I have to do something and I do not know what.