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  • Dislocation

    Dislocation, in medicine, displacement of the bones forming a joint. A partial or incomplete dislocation is called a "subluxation." It is possible to dislocate almost any articulated joint in the human skeleton, but certain dislocations, such as those of the jaw, knee, elbow, shoulder, and finger bones, are more frequent than others. The treatment for all types of dislocation is to move the bones back into the proper relation with each other, a process known as "reduction." Dislocations should be reduced as quickly as possible to avoid impairment of muscle and tendon function.

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