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Could it be possible to dislocate a joint and have it go back in by itself and have no swelling?
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
It is very common in the shoulders.

In brief: Yes
It is very common in the shoulders.
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Dr. Justin Esterberg
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Unlikely
It takes a lot of tissue damage to dislocate any joint.
The ligaments and joint capsules typically need to be torn for a joint to dislocate and this will cause pain and swelling. It is possible for a joint to dislocate and spontaneously go back into place, but typically there is a lot of pain and swelling with that.

In brief: Unlikely
It takes a lot of tissue damage to dislocate any joint.
The ligaments and joint capsules typically need to be torn for a joint to dislocate and this will cause pain and swelling. It is possible for a joint to dislocate and spontaneously go back into place, but typically there is a lot of pain and swelling with that.
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