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Medicine For Dislocation
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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
There is not one specific medicine to help you heal faster. It also depends on what happened with the hip dislocation -- was there also a fracture? Did you have surgery? Was there a cartilage issue?
Follow your doctors recommendations. But in general, get plenty of rest and eat a healthy balanced diet. If you are a smoker, you need to stop immediately. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Sever pain & limited: Motion in the shoulder and deformity.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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