Joint Dislocation Solicitors - Accident Injury Compensation Claim Lawyers

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Joint Dislocation

These injuries which often occur in car accidents can cause severe difficulties and may have long-term consequences that affect the victim's ability to earn a living. Repeated absence from work due to a recurring problem may not only affect current income but may force a change of job to a less well paid sedentary occupation. If your injury has affected your ability to support yourself and your family you should take urgent advice on the possibility of making a joint dislocation compensation claim.

A dislocation is usually caused by a sudden impact and occurs when the surfaces of the joint are totally displaced, one from the other and may be:

  • visibly out-of-place, discoloured or misshapen
  • shape may be distorted
  • limited in movement
  • swollen or bruised
  • intense pain

Dislocations are often associated with a fracture and are diagnosed by x-ray. Medical treatment involves manipulating the bones back into their correct position as soon as possible. This can sometimes be done quite easily, however, if there are severely damaged ligaments and cartilages around the joint, surgical repair may be necessary. Complications may occur when a dislocation happens. Cartilages, ligaments and possibly muscles and tendons will be stretched, strained or torn. It is possible that a nerve or blood vessel may become pinched. There may be premature development of arthritis. This problem can occur repeatedly and may require surgical intervention to tighten the muscles and ligaments. Common dislocations include:

  • knee

  • ankle

  • hip

  • shoulder
    • A shoulder dislocation is an injury that occurs when the top of the arm bone (humerus) loses contact with the shoulder blade (scapula). This injury generally occurs after an accident such as a fall or is sports-related. When the dislocation is diagnosed, the shoulder must be "reduced," or put back in place.
  • elbow
    • An elbow dislocation occurs when adjoining bones in the elbow are displaced from their normal position and no longer touch each other. It is usually a surgical emergency because damage to nerves and blood vessels is common. A doctor will usually aspirate blood from the elbow and reposition the bones with manipulation under general anaesthesia. Surgery is sometimes needed to restore the elbow to its normal position and repair tendons and collateral ligament. Acute or recurring problems may require surgical reconstruction or replacement of the elbow.
  • finger
    • A finger dislocation is a displacement of the bones of the finger from their normal position. When this occurs the normal alignment of the finger is altered and the joint must be put back into place. Once the bones have been put back into position, the finger is splinted to allow healing.

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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here