What is a Dislocation?
A luxation is the permanent separation of the two parts of a joint, that is, it occurs when an extreme force is applied to a ligament causing the separation of the ends of two connected bones.
Unlike a sprain, it does not return to its normal position.
The shoulder it is the joint most prone to dislocation.
To diagnose a dislocation it is necessary to perform:
- Bone scan
- Magnetic resonances
Symptoms of dislocations:
The characteristics of a dislocation are:
- Intense pain, which will also increase as we try to move the area.
- Deformity of the dislocated area.
- Inability to move
- Swelling or inflammation
First aid in case of dislocation
In these cases, the first thing to do is:
- Immobilize the affected joint.
- Absolute rest of the area.
- When a person has a dislocation, we will not attempt to put the affected limb in place under any circumstances, and we will not administer any medication.
- Transfer to a hospital for the corresponding tests and if necessary they will put a splint on us.