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dis·lo·cate

(dis'lō-kāt),
To luxate; to put out of joint.
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dislocate

(dĭs′lō-kāt′, dĭs-lō′kāt)
tr.v. dislo·cated, dislo·cating, dislo·cates
1. To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
2. To displace (a body part), especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
3. To throw into confusion or disorder; disrupt: a continuing drought that dislocated the state's economy.
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dislocate

verb To put a thing out of its usual place or position, especially used in reference to a joint.
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dis·lo·cate

(dis'lō-kāt)
To luxate; to put out of joint.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about dislocate

Q. I have dislocated my shoulder for the 3rd time, what I can do in order to avoid surgery? This is an old injury that keeps coming back. I have been dealing with this unstable shoulder for more than 5 years now. In the past few weeks I've visited 3 different doctors, all said that I can't avoid surgery this time or it with keep on dislocating spontaneously. Even though the docs are thinking that it's a lost cause,I got a really good feeling that I will manage to fix my shoulder 100% with no surgery involved. Is there any known therapy I should try before admitting to my surgery?

A. Here (http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/generalshoulder/a/bankart_2.htm and http://orthopedics.about.com/cs/shouldersurgery/a/dislocation_3.htm) you can find a discussion about your dillema - surgery or not

Q. My neighbor's kid had a lens dislocation due to Marfan's disease. Is this a contagious thing? My neighbor's have a sweet 8 year old boy. he had a lens dislocation due to a connective tissue disease named Marfan (I think that the name). It sounds like a very serious condition. My boy is playing with this kid several hour a week. should I take him to the GP to see that his is not infected with this marfan thing?

A. As in love and war so is in medicine the is no always nor never. It is probably the marfan that caused your neighbor kid the lens dislocation but you can never know for sure.
If you want there is nothing wrong in taking your boy for an annual check of an ophthalmologist.

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Grade 2: The patella will occasionally dislocate on its own and remain so until the leg is hyper-extended and rotated so that the patella returns to the groove.
The patella will dislocate from its groove during extension of the leg under these conditions:
Phoebe also has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome and dislocates her limbs up to 18 times a day.