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Doctor insights on: How Is A Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocation Typically Diagnosed

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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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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Is sternoclavicular joint total anterior dislocation curable?

Sure: Young people tend to heal very well, but realize that sometimes a cure will involve surgery. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What can I expect with a total dislocation of the interior sternoclavicular joint surgery?

What can I expect with a total dislocation of the interior sternoclavicular joint surgery?

Good Results: Interior dislocation of this joint has to be reduced because it can cause pressure on major vessels or wind pipe. Once reduced it has generally good results. ...Read more

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How can I treat wrist joint dislocation?

How can I treat wrist joint dislocation?

You cannot: A true wrist dislocation can be devastating to your hand function. You need to seek the advise of a hand surgeon asap. ...Read more

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Could strengthening muscles reduce the risk of joint dislocation?

Yes: Some joints are frequently treated with strengthening exercises, especially the shoulder and kneecap dislocations. These treatments can be very successful in treating mild to moderate joint instability. Even in grossly unstable joints requiring surgery strengthening exercises after surgery are an important part of the treatment, . ...Read more

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What is does it mean to have acromio clavicular joint dislocation?

What is does it mean to have acromio clavicular joint dislocation?

Pain with motion: Acj dislocations are usually acutely painful. High grade injuries, whereby the clavicle and acromion are never touching, often necessitate orthopaedic surgical intervention to gain maximal functional recovery and use of the involved arm. ...Read more

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Will strengthening surrounding muscles reduce the risk of joint dislocation?

Yes: Static quadriceps contraction are very good set of exercises to strengthen that group of musceles. ...Read more

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Are the physicians have an obligation to tell pt why they believe certain condition/injury exit or doesn't exist? If a person asks the physicians why they believe cranial cervical joint dislocation does or doesn’t exist, are they obligated to tell her why

Are the physicians have an obligation to tell pt why they believe certain condition/injury exit or doesn't exist? If a person asks the physicians why they believe cranial cervical joint dislocation does or doesn’t exist, are they obligated to tell her why

I'm : I'm not sure "obligated" is the best word to use here. Doctors are put in a position to try to help people, but we, too, are human, and are prone to those things that make us humans. We make mistakes, sometimes we're wrong, and while it is certainly unprofessional, we also lose our patience. Sometimes there is just a personality clash that gets in the way of a good doctor-patient relationship. Finding ourselves in the continual position of healing the sick tends to make many of us a bit egotistical too, and we don't like to be challenged. This is wrong, of course. It's always a good idea to explain why you feel the diagnosis is this or that. But sometimes it's complicated, and with healthcare the way it is these days, the explanation is too lengthy and the waiting room is too full. But the short answer is you're right. You deserve a reasonable explanation, and you don't deserve to be judged or get a snotty answer. If you're not satisfied with the attention and answers you're getting from your doctor, it's in your best interest to seek another doctor. I am not an orthopedist or neurologist, and i hope you don't mind my butting in to give an answer you probably heard before. Good luck. ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for shoulder joint dislocation?

Which treatment works the best and fastest for shoulder joint dislocation?

Pick best or fastest: Surgery may be the most reliable way to prevent your shoulder from dislocating again, but this certainly isn't the fastest way to deal with the injury, as post-op rehab takes several months. Physical therapy and a gradual return to activity will be a faster method of treatment, but it has a higher risk of a repeat dislocation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of cmc joint dislocation?

Let me help: Swelling, tenderness, and crepitation over cmc joints and deformity over that joint. ...Read more

Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


Dr. Robert Levine
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Joint Dislocation (Definition)

-that has been knocked out of it's anatomical position & can ...Read more