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Dislocation (Overview)

Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed to help prevent recurrences.


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What is the definition or description of: patellar dislocation?

What is the definition or description of: patellar dislocation?

Slides off femur: A pat dislocation means some forces were placed on the knee that caused the patella 2 slid off the femoral grove & end upon the lateral or outer side of the knee, occasionally tho rarer 2 the inner aspect of the knee. Causes r many. Direct trauma, wt bearing & twist or due 2 congen mal alignment. Treatments r many also. C an ortho sports med 4 aval & plan of rx. ...Read more

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Dislocation (Overview)

Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed to help prevent recurrences.


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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

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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?

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?

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 is 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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