Dislocation

What is Dislocation?

Dislocation meaning Occurs when extreme force is put on a ligament causing the two bone ends to separate. Dislocations can also affect a joint, the point where two or more bones come together. The joint is created as a "ball-and-socket" joint. A dislocated joint causes the head of the bone (ball) to partially or completely come out of the socket.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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