Tag: Dislocation

Upper Limb

Shoulder Subluxation

Brief Outline of Shoulder Subluxation The shoylder complex enables extreme mobility due to its anatomical structure, but provides little stability. Shoulder subluxation is a partial dislocation of the ball-and-socket joint of the shoulder. A group of ligaments securely hold the humerus (upper arm bone) in the socket of the shoulder-blade or scapula. Should these ligaments […]

Upper Limb

Dislocation of the Shoulder

Brief Outline of Dislocation of the Shoulder Dislocation of the shoulder may occur when a person falls  on an outstretched hand or during abduction and external rotation of the shoulder. Significant force is required to dislocate a shoulder, unless the athlete is experiencing re-injury. A shoulder dislocation occurs when the upper portion of the arm […]

Upper Limb

Wrist Dislocation

Brief Outline of Wrist Dislocation Most dislocations of the wrist involve the lunate bone, though other bones may also be involved. When a bone is dislocated, it no longer properly makes contact with adjoining bones. The injury affects the soft tissue surrounding the region of dislocation, including muscles, nerves, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Anatomy […]

Upper Limb

Pain in Your Shoulders?

You don’t have to live with it. Most shoulder injuries can be easily treated by medication, physiotherapy and surgery. Do you feel a twinge in your shoulder when you lift up your arm? Or find that you are having trouble stretching your arms backwards? You may be suffering from a shoulder joint injury. The shoulder […]

Kneecap Dislocation
Lower Limb

Subluxing Kneecap (Patellar Dislocation)

Brief Outline of Subluxing Kneecap (Patellar Dislocation) A subluxation is a partial dislocation of the kneecap, whereby the kneecap slides partially out of the groove in which it is designed to travel. Pain and swelling may accompany this condition. Athletes who suffer from a muscle imbalance or a structural deformity, such as a high kneecap, have a […]