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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
867 doctors shared insights

Dislocation (Overview)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. Shoulder dislocations are common.


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What is dislocation and does it fix itself?

What is dislocation and does it fix itself?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
867 doctors shared insights

Dislocation (Overview)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. Shoulder dislocations are common.


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Does patellar dislocation usually cause many symptoms?

Does patellar dislocation usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Are you talking about acute dislocation, or recurrent dislocation. All of them have symtoms. ...Read more

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Popping a sign of partial hip dislocation?

Popping a sign of partial hip dislocation?

Several causes: Popping with a hip implant may represent scar, impingement on psoas tendon, impingement on hip abductors, acetabular and femoral alignment, loose bodies, hip adductor impingement/strain, implant loosening, among others. ...Read more

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How is a sternoclavicular joint dislocation typically diagnosed?

How is a sternoclavicular joint dislocation typically diagnosed?

X-ray: It can sometimes be diagnosed with plain x-ray, but often a better study is ct scan which offers a 3-dimensional view of a 3-dimensional problem. Treatment is based on the severity of the dislocation, the direction of the dislocation, and whether it is acute or chronic. Suspected acute dislocations require early managment. ...Read more

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I grew in 1 year, 1 foot in half 5"8-6"10, I had dislocation shoulder 4 times had a surgery, how can I test by how much my ligament are loose?

I grew in 1 year, 1 foot in half 5"8-6"10, I had dislocation shoulder 4 times had a surgery, how can I test by how much my ligament are loose?

What is Cause: It is important that you find out the cause of your recurrent problems with the shoulder with respect to a specific anatomic cause. If you have not had a recent mri, I would recommend an arthrogram/mri where they put dye in the shoulder first followed my mri.
Conditions: marfans, ehlers danlos syndromes which are associated with joint laxity. See your pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the tests for traumatic elbow dislocation?

What are the tests for traumatic elbow dislocation?

Physical exam, xray: These are usually pretty obvious injuries that can be diagnosed by both physical exam and definitively with xrays. ...Read more

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Do you know how to prevent dislocations?

Dislocations : Key in balanced muscle strengthening program. This includes flexibility and muscle tone exercise. ...Read more

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What is does it mean to have dislocation of the shoulder?

Shoulder Instability: Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The top of your arm forms the ball and the socket are deep inside the shoulder. It is similar to a golf ball on a golf tee. If the ball falls off the socket then the shoulder is dislocated. Most dislocations are related to the ligaments of the shoulder being stretched or torn. ...Read more

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How can I treat patellar dislocation?

Reduce it: Obviously the initial treatment for any patella dislocation is
to replace the patella into proper position. The leg should then be immobilized to allow healing and to allow swelling to
subside.
Then one must evaluate the knee and determine if this is
a onetime traumatic event or a recurrent problem which might
require either physical therapy or a surgical procedure. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

What type of doctor treats zygomatic arch bone deformations/fractures/dislocations?

Zygoma: Cheek bone fracture tx depends on the extent of the fracture. If minor & with no dislocation, painkillers & soft diet is recommended. If displaced fracture, a surgeon does the wiring of the bone, which can be an ENT surgeon, a plastic surgeon or general surgeon. ...Read more

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How are dislocations treated with first aid?

How are dislocations treated with first aid?

Immobilize first: Immobilization in place until a trained medical professional is available. Check for a pulse or normal color of the furthest point from the dislocation and relay that to the personnel.
Compromised circulation may dictate your assistance as instructed by the professionals.
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Are there different options for treating knee cap dislocation?

Ortho consult: There are multiple different non-surgical and surgical options. It is important to make an appt with an ortho doctor. Some important factors are age at first dislocation, associated injuries, number of dislocations, knee malalignment, and generalized "loose ligaments", etc. A doctor needs to assess these factors prior to determining which treatment is appropriate. ...Read more

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What is a temporary treatment for lasik flap dislocation?

What is a temporary treatment for lasik flap dislocation?

No temporary fix: A displaced lasik flap needs to be properly re-positioned as soon as possible. A surgeon must put the flap back into its proper position. Many problems can arise if it is not done, including loss of vision and infection. ...Read more

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How could I cure dislocation of the acromioclavicular joint?

You can't: Ac joint dislocations are graded in severity and range from spraining the joint without dislocation to complete dislocations. There is no way to relocate the joint and have it stay reduced without surgical repair or reconstruction of the ligaments that hold the joint together. This isn't always necessary and your orthopaedic surgeon can tell you the pluses and minuses of surgery vs no surgery. ...Read more

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I have been having jaw pain for 2 weeks. I've already been seen several times but it got worse when a dislocation occurred. How can I get urgent treatment. Went to ER and they refused to do anything.

I have been having jaw pain for 2 weeks. I've already been seen several times but it got worse when a dislocation occurred. How can I get urgent treatment.  Went to ER and they refused to do anything.

Proper Care: I would recommend that you start with your primary care doctor to help narrow down the cause(s) of the pain. Another option would be an ENT. The ER docs are looking to screen for conditions that need immediate workup and treatment. An urgent care facility will function largely the same way. Your PCP should point you in the right direction in order to get to the root cause of your pain. Good luck ...Read more

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Usually how bad is the pain after your shoulder dislocation gets put back into place?

Usually how bad is the pain after your shoulder dislocation gets put back into place?

Pain varies: Shoulder pain after a glenohumeral reduction (put back in) is typically less than while it is out of place. For first time dislocations the pain level tends to be higher, but individual tolerance must also be considered. After any dislocation/ reduction you should have an x-ray regardless of pain level to rule out any damage to the bony structures that may have occured during the trauma. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get shoulder joint dislocation off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get shoulder joint dislocation off and on?

Possibility exists: There exists a group of connective tissue disorders that can be associated with excessive joint laxity and in some cases recurrent dislocations. In its more severe forms other tissues can be affected as well, however these inheritable disorders are rather rare and generally are not identified in most individuals who experience a joint dislocation. ...Read more

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What are the dislocation risks after hip replacement? Is a person at greater risk of dislocation after a complete hip joint replacement?

What are the dislocation risks after hip replacement? Is a person at greater risk of dislocation after a complete hip joint replacement?

Low risk: Dislocation can occur after a tha but is generally very low and dependent on the original surgical approach, femoral ball size, and skill of the surgeon. The incidence of dislocation ranges from 0.1% to 1-2% depending on the above factors. While surface replacement may have less risk than a total hip replacement, other factors may make these less desirable. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for patellar dislocation?

What do you recommend for patellar dislocation?

Patellar dislocation: Is alway laterally (to the outside of knee). It tends to reocurr. Make the inside muscles of front of thigh stronger by bending knee slightly and lifting it across other knee (like when you cross legs when sitting down). Do repetitions if 5-10 throughout the day. This will keep patella align in the middle so it does not dislocate laterally. ...Read more

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How can I avoid my hip dislocation from hurting a lot?

Don't dislocate!: Hip dislocation is serious, very uncommon and usually associated with major violent trauma. Please get another opinion as to what is happening and why it hurts. ...Read more

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What are dislocations?

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. ...Read more

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What is dislocation and does it fix itself?

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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dislocation?

When a joint is out.: Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. Shoulder dislocations are common. ...Read more

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Cause of TMJ or the dislocation of disc?

Trauma or bruxing: Tmj can be caused by trauna or a poor bite and associated bruxing (clenching and grinding). Dis location occurs when the ligaments in the joint are injured or very loose from yers of bruxing. ...Read more

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Do you know how to prevent dislocations?

Dislocations : Key in balanced muscle strengthening program. This includes flexibility and muscle tone exercise. ...Read more

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Perilunate dislocation, what should I do?

Perilunate dislocation, what should I do?

Seek immediate care: See an eric or better a hand surgeon immediately. A dislocated lunate requires urgent surgery. ...Read more

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What can be done for a perilunate dislocation?

What can be done for a perilunate dislocation?

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. ...Read more