What is a Dislocation?

A luxation is the permanent separation of the two parts of a joint, that is, it occurs when an extreme force is applied to a ligament causing the separation of the ends of two connected bones.

Unlike a sprain, it does not return to its normal position.

The shoulder it is the joint most prone to dislocation.

To diagnose a dislocation it is necessary to perform:

  • Bone scan
  • Magnetic resonances

Symptoms of dislocations:

The characteristics of a dislocation are:

  • Intense pain, which will also increase as we try to move the area.
  • Deformity of the dislocated area.
  • Inability to move
  • Swelling or inflammation

First aid in case of dislocation

In these cases, the first thing to do is:

  • Immobilize the affected joint.
  • Absolute rest of the area.
  • When a person has a dislocation, we will not attempt to put the affected limb in place under any circumstances, and we will not administer any medication.
  • Transfer to a hospital for the corresponding tests and if necessary they will put a splint on us.

Video: Reduction of Finger Dislocation - Dorsal u0026 Volar

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