Dislocations

Overview

A dislocation occurs when two bones become separated at the joint where they should meet. Ligaments, nerves, and blood vessels can become damaged as result of a dislocation, since the bone is no longer in its normal position.

Causes

Dislocations are commonly caused by a sudden impact, such as a blow, fall, or other trauma to the joint.

Signs & Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of a dislocated joint include numbness or tingling at or beyond the joint, intense pain- especially when bearing weight, restricted range of motion, swelling, bruising, and visibly out of place, discolored, or misshapen.

Treatment

Most dislocations are treated in a physician’s office or in the emergency room. Medications may be prescribed and, in some cases, general anesthesia may be used in the operating room.

OrthoNeuro Physicians that Treat this Condition:
  • Carl Berasi, DO

    Carl C. Berasi, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Michael Cannone, DO

    Michael B. Cannone, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Dr. Nick Cheney, 2016 Recipient of the Recent Graduate Award from OUHCOM

    Nicholas A. Cheney, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • B. Rodney Comisar, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Timothy P. Duffey, D.O.

    Orthopedic Physician

    Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
  • Jeffrey E. Gittins, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Knee and Hip Seminar

    Mark E. Gittins, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Ryan D. Klinefelter, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Hand & Elbow Surgery
  • Keith A. LaDu, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Sandy Lane, M.D., F.A.C.S.M.

    Sports Medicine Primary Care Physician

    Orthopedic Urgent Care, Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgeon Jeremy Mathis, DO

    Jeremy R. Mathis, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
  • Gary M. Millard, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Hand & Elbow Surgery
  • Robert J. Nowinski, D.O., FAOAO

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Shoulder Surgery
  • Scott Stephens, M.D.

    Scott P. Stephens, M.D.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Shoulder Surgery
  • Desmond J. Stutzman, D.O.

    Orthopedic Surgeon

    Hand & Elbow Surgery
  • Robert D. Whitehead, M.D.

    Medical Director, Orthopedic Urgent Care

    Orthopedic Urgent Care