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A 47-year-old member asked:

can a dislocated femur be fixed 20 years after the dislocation?

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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
??: Femurs do not dislocate/ they might break hips and knees can dislocate anything that is 20 years ago is going to be very difficult to put riight.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

What is dislocation and does it fix itself?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Out of joint: Dislocation is when the bones which come together to form a joint are no longer touching each other. It is possible the dislocation may reduce itself back to a normal position, but often times needs emergency treatment.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What can be done for a perilunate dislocation?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Reduce and repair: A perilunate dislocation tears several ligaments in the wrist. The first step is to put the bones back in their normal positions (closed reduction). Next, the ligaments have to be repaired and the bones pinned in place (open reduction and pinning). The wrist is immobilized for 8-12 weeks. The pins are removed and rehab starts. Recovery is 4-6 months.
A 44-year-old member asked:

Perilunate dislocation, what should I do?

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Dr. Daniel Mass
Hand Surgery 46 years experience
Seek immediate care: See an eric or better a hand surgeon immediately. A dislocated lunate requires urgent surgery.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What are dislocations?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Joint displacement.: A dislocation of a joint occurs when the 2 matching surfaces of a joint are no longer in contact. This is typically quite painful and requires immediate medical attention. The joint will need to be reduced, in order for the 2 joint surfaces to come together. This often requires some form of anesthesia or sedation. After a dislocation, the joint may be unstable and require immobilization.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Research question, what are possible activities that can cause dislocation of the hallux?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Injury: Like turf toe...Is one common one.

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