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What is the partial dislocation of a joint called medically?

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In brief: Subluxation

Subluxation is a condition that occurs when a joint begins to dislocate.
Instead of the joint surfaces completely losing contact, a subluxation can be considered a "partial dislocation.".

In brief: Subluxation

Subluxation is a condition that occurs when a joint begins to dislocate.
Instead of the joint surfaces completely losing contact, a subluxation can be considered a "partial dislocation.".
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Dr. Daniel Haffner
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In brief: Subluxation

When a joint partially slips out, but not all the way, that is subluxation.

In brief: Subluxation

When a joint partially slips out, but not all the way, that is subluxation.
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