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dislocation

 [dis″lo-ka´shun]
displacement of a bone from a joint; called also luxation. The most common ones involve a finger, thumb, shoulder, or hip; less common are those of the mandible, elbow, or knee. Symptoms include loss of motion, temporary paralysis of the joint, pain, swelling, and sometimes shock. Dislocations are usually caused by a blow or fall, although unusual physical effort may also cause one. A few dislocations, especially of the hip, are congenital, usually from a faulty construction of the joint, and are best treated in infancy with a cast and possibly surgery.

A dislocation should be treated as a fracture when first aid is administered. First aid includes checking for a pulse distal to the location and keeping the patient as still as possible. The patient is moved as a whole unit on a long board or a stretcher. As soon as possible the dislocation must be reduced by a surgeon.
Shoulder dislocation.
complete dislocation one in which the surfaces are entirely separated.
compound dislocation one in which the joint communicates with the outside air through a wound.
congenital dislocation of the hip a former name for developmental dysplasia of the hip.
pathologic dislocation one due to disease of the joint or to paralysis of the muscles.
simple dislocation one in which there is no communication with the air through a wound.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

lux·a·tion

(lŭk-sā'shŭn),
1. Synonym(s): dislocation
2. In dentistry, the dislocation or displacement of the condyle in the temporomandibular fossa, or of a tooth from the alveolus.
[L. luxatio]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

luxation

Orthopedics The complete dislocation of a joint. Cf Atlantoaxial subluxation, Subluxation.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

lux·a·tion

(lŭk-sā'shŭn)
1. Synonym(s): dislocations.
2. dentistry The dislocation or displacement of the condyle in the temporomandibular fossa, or of a tooth from the alveolus.
[L. luxatio]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

luxation

Dislocation.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

lux·a·tion

(lŭk-sā'shŭn)
1. In dentistry, dislocation or displacement of condyle in temporomandibular fossa, or of a tooth from the alveolus.
2. Synonym(s): dislocation.
[L. luxatio]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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Atmaca, "Luxatio erecta humeri: report of a swimming injury with analysis of the mechanism of the injury and associated injuries in literature," Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock, vol.
Shih, "Luxatio erecta complicated by anterior shoulder dislocation during reduction," Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol.
Khan, "Bilateral luxatio erecta humeri with a unilateral brachial plexus injury," Journal of Emergencies, Trauma and Shock, vol.
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D'Arienzo, "A case of bilateral luxatio erecta," Journal of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, vol.
Naganawa, "Luxatio erecta (inferior dislocation of the shoulder): a report of two cases and a review of the literature," Injury Extra, vol.