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Is it possible to hip dislocated in teenage? How to know if hip dislocated? What are hip dislocation effects? Does it effect children growth?

Is it possible to hip dislocated in teenage? How to know if hip dislocated? What are hip dislocation effects? Does it effect children growth?

Dislocated hip: It is possible to have a hip dislocation as a teenager. You may walk with a limp or possibly be in pain. At your age it may have no more effect on your height. See an orthopedic doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

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. ...Read more


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My children suffering from congenital cross joint dislocation. Her current age was 15 mouths.

My children suffering from congenital cross joint dislocation. Her current age was 15 mouths.

Unclear: What you are asking. Please resend your question with more details arrange a virtual consult. Thank you ...Read more

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What are dislocations?

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?

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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What's a patella dislocation?

Knee cap: A patella dislocation is when the knee cap comes out of place. This generally occurs towards the outside of the knee and can occur with twisting injuries to the knee. The medial patellofemoral ligament is often injured and there can be injuries to the cartilage inside the knee. As long as there are no cartilage injuries and it is the initial dislocation, they typically respond well to therapy. ...Read more

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What causes jaw dislocations?

What causes jaw dislocations?

Many reasons: A malocclusion, opening too wide, grinding your teeth, chewing too much gum, having oral surgery done can cause dislocation of the tmj. Any one or more of the above situations will do it. These are the most common causes, there are plenty of others. ...Read more

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What is done for a kneecap dislocation?

Depends on frequency: Single episode of dislocation treated non-op with therapy and selective muscle strengthening/retraining, sometimes bracing/taping. Recurrent episodes suggest anatomic predisposition to instability and warrant consideration for operative stabilization. Most important static stabilizer of kneecap (patella) is medial patellofemoral ligament and is frequently reconstructed for recurrent dislocations. ...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

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How can I stop frequent shoulder dislocations?

PT or surgery: Initial shoulder dislocations in people over 30 years often respond well to conservative care such as therapy. Frequent shoulder dislocations are less likely to do well with pt because there is generally a structural reason for the instability. This can be a tear of the labram or bony defects in the glenoid or humeral head. A shoulder specialist can determine the cause of your dislocations. ...Read more

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How can you stop frequent shoulder dislocations?

How can you stop frequent shoulder dislocations?

Surgery.: Most times if you're disl;ocating more than 3 times, you may require surgical stabilization. See a sports medicine shoulder surgeon. ...Read more

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Why might I frequently have shoulder dislocations?

Why might I frequently have shoulder dislocations?

Laxity: Ligaments hold bones together. Some people have ligaments that are looser than other people, allowing for more movement in joints. This is when people are described as "loose-jointed" or "double-jointed". Other times, an injury may have damaged the shoulder joint, and the structures that hold it in place may need to be repaired. Best to have it checked out. ...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 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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Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Rarely: A massive rotator cuff tear can lead to shoulder instability (typically a subluxation/partial dislocation, but not a full dislocation). This may depend on multiple factors including the size, location and chronicity of the tear. On the other hand a traumatic shoulder dislocation can sometimes cause a rotator cuff tear, particularly in patients over the age of 40. ...Read more

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Does a dislocation that has popped into place show on an x-ray?

Usually not: If it is just a dislocation then the soft tissues have been stretched but the bones are still intact. X-rays are best for showing bony abnormalities and not so good for soft tissue issues. HOWEVER, there is still benefit to doing an x-ray in most cases because it will exclude an associated fracture which can't be detected with physical examination alone. ...Read more

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How long should I expect pain from a costochondral dislocation?

6-8 weeks: You could apply ice to the area for 20 minutes, 3-4 times per day and if you could take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication, that would be helpful. ...Read more

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Can I still work out after having several shoulder dislocations?

Can I still work out after having several shoulder dislocations?

Yes-protect shoulder: Working out can be safe with a history of shoulder instability with certain precautions. Your treating physician can best manage your activities based upon the stability of your injured shoulder. Physical therapy to strengthen the muscles around your shoulder an scapula are important to maximize your potential for recovery both preoperatively and postoperatively if surgery is necessary. ...Read more

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What's the difference between spinal retrolistheses and dislocation?

Degree: A retrolisthesis refers to a usually mild posterior positioning when comparing one vertebrae with the vertebrae above or below it. A dislocation is a much more severe condition and in the spine requires a major trauma to occur. In a dislocation, all contact between the two bones on each side of the joint has been lost: for example a humerus that completely comes out of the shoulder is dislocated. ...Read more

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I've had a perilunate dislocation for over a year, What should I do?

Be seen: A peri lunate dislocation is a severely painful injury, which would render your hand almost completely non usable until it was fixed. All this to say, it is unlikely you have had a perlunate dislocation flr a year. There are more subtle ligament tear that can create an instability and even a subluxation which are usually treated by repair or partial fusion ...Read more

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Perilunate dislocation I've had for over a year is still bothering me, what to do?

Wrist pain after: An injury such as a peri lunate dislocation or any wrist ligament injury or fracture can be a sign of later findings due instability. In the carpal bones Or stiffness or a nerve issue. Assuming one had thus and was treated for the injury the logical thing to do is consult the treating doc. If that person is no longer available then seek out a hand surgeon in your area. ...Read more

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I am prone to anterior should dislocation and developing high anxiety about future dislocations. Who can I seek for help?

I am prone to anterior should dislocation and developing high anxiety about future dislocations. Who can I seek for help?

See below: Sounds like the anxiety is becoming a problem before you have any more problems with your shoulder. If this is the case, see a psychiatrist or psychologist who does cognitive behavior therapy (cbt). ...Read more

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I have horrible dislocations and they keep getting worse and I have extended ligaments and all that sun stuff but I am a dancer, should I stop dance?

See below:: I would suggest you see an orthopod, who can assess you and then decide on a supervised rehab program, so that your muscles can be strengthened, to hopefully reduce the dislocations. Most likely you have ligamentous hyperlaxity (double jointedness) from the sound of it. After the DX you may decide about your dancing career, depending on how many times you dislocated and which joints? ...Read more

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What to do if I have shoulder dislocation?

Reduce the joint: Initial treatment is to reduce the dislocation, after which most are placed in a sling. It is important to determine how much structural damage has been done so an evaluation by an orthopedic surgeon is recommended.....this does not mean surgery is required but there are some associated injuries and factors that may influence your treatment choices and your decision as to what is best for you. ...Read more

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How can I fix the crippling pain from congenial dislocation of the hip?

Joint replacement: Before arthritis sets in, osteotomy can be of some benefit. After arthritis is present, you could try a cortisone injection and pt. Ultimately, the only true cure is joint replacement. ...Read more

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Is patellar dislocation curable?

It's curable: If you really have a history of patella dislocation, it is something
that may be successfully treated with physical therapy, but it
may require a surgical procedure to help realign the patella.
It is important to have an orthopedic exam and possibly an mri
to differentiate a subluxation problem from a dislocation. ...Read more