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  • Injury
  • Initial evaluation of a suspected joint dislocation should begin with a thorough patient history, including mechanism of injury, and physical examination. (wikipedia.org)
  • ligaments
  • A joint dislocation can cause damage to the surrounding ligaments , tendons , muscles , and nerves . (wikipedia.org)
  • With each dislocation, the ligaments keeping the bones fixed in the correct position can be damaged or loosened, making it easier for the joint to be dislocated in the future. (wikipedia.org)
  • trauma
  • Dislocations are often caused by sudden trauma on the joint like an impact or fall. (wikipedia.org)
  • Joint dislocations are caused by trauma to the joint or when an individual falls on a specific joint. (wikipedia.org)
  • Intense pain Joint instability Deformity of the joint area Reduced muscle strength Bruising or redness of joint area Difficulty moving joint Stiffness Joint dislocations are caused by trauma to the joint or when an individual falls on a specific joint. (wikipedia.org)
  • distal
  • Nomenclature: Joint dislocations are named based on the distal component in relation to the proximal one. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is important the joint is reduced as soon as possible, as in the state of dislocation, the blood supply to the joint (or distal anatomy) may be compromised. (wikipedia.org)