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A dislocation refers to a joint injury in which the ends of two or more bones forcefully disconnect from their natural positions. This injury temporarily and painfully deforms and immobilizes the joint.
The most common joint dislocations include the shoulders and fingers, though other joints such as the elbows, knees and hips may all suffer dislocation. If you suspect you have dislocated a joint, seek immediate medical intervention in order to return your bones to the proper places.
When properly treated, most dislocated joints regain their normal function after a couple weeks spent resting and rehabilitating. However, some joints, such as the shoulder, may suffer an increased risk of dislocation moving forward.
What are the symptoms of a dislocation?
- Visibly deformed or out-of-place joint
- Numbness or tingling at the joint
- Swollen or discolored
- Limited mobility at the point of dislocation
- Intense pain
What causes a dislocation?
A dislocated joint can be caused by traumas such as falling, automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents, or a hard collision. A hard collision could occur during high-contact sports such as football, soccer, or rugby.
Dislocation usually involves the body’s larger joints. Dislocations most often occur in the shoulder in adults. In children, dislocations most often occur in. the elbow. Your thumb and fingers also are vulnerable if forcibly bent the wrong way.