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Does everyone bruise when their joint dislocates?
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine
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In brief: Not always
It is possible to dislocate without bruising, but usually a dislocation is accompanied by joint swelling and bruising by about the first few hours.
It depends on how traumatic the dislocation was on the surrounding tissue. Be sure to get the joint evaluated by a physician if your suspecting a dislocation.

In brief: Not always
It is possible to dislocate without bruising, but usually a dislocation is accompanied by joint swelling and bruising by about the first few hours.
It depends on how traumatic the dislocation was on the surrounding tissue. Be sure to get the joint evaluated by a physician if your suspecting a dislocation.
Dr. Stephen Daquino
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Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes
To dislocate a joint you have to tear ligaments and soft tissues, the tearing implies bleeding and the bleeding is what creates bruising to at least some degree.

In brief: Yes
To dislocate a joint you have to tear ligaments and soft tissues, the tearing implies bleeding and the bleeding is what creates bruising to at least some degree.
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
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