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Joint Dislocations


Dislocations are different from fractures in that the bone is not broken; it has just come away or become displaced from the joint. A dislocation usually occurs from a direct trauma or a fall. The most commonly dislocated joints are shoulders, knees, fingers, wrists and elbows. X-ray is used to confirm or negate a dislocation. The aim of physiotherapy for joint dislocations is to encourage pain-free mobility once instructed by a doctor or consultant. It is then important to restore strength into the muscles around the joint to increase its stability reducing the risk of re-dislocation. The techniques used are: soft tissue massage, taping, electrotherapy, strength and flexibility training, proprioceptive training, advice and education.

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