closed dislocation


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closed dis·lo·ca·tion

a dislocation not complicated by an external wound.
Synonym(s): simple dislocation

closed dislocation

Etymology: L, claudere, to shut, dis, apart, locare, to place
a joint dislocation not accompanied by a break in the skin.

closed dis·lo·ca·tion

(klōzd dis-lō-kā'shŭn)
Displacement not complicated by an external wound.
Synonym(s): simple dislocation.

closed dislocation

A dislocation in which the skin overlying the joint remains intact.
Synonym: simple dislocation
See also: dislocation