Joint Dislocation

Joint Dislocation occurs when the bones of a joint are broken away from its original place. Dislocation means your bones are no longer of their usual position. You should treat it as an emergency and take proper medical attention as soon as possible. If the joint is partially dislocated, then it is known as subluxation.

Joint Dislocation

Dislocation is very painful and it should cause the affected joint area to be unsteady & also unable to move. If you don’t treat it as soon as possible, it should cause damage to your ligaments, nerves and blood vessels.

Joint Dislocation is very common and it can happen any part in your body, but mostly it affects in these joints:

Shoulder Dislocation:

Shoulder Dislocation

This is an injury where the upper arm bone (humerus) pops out of the cup-shaped socket at the shoulder joint, which is part of the shoulder blade. The shoulder, being the most mobile body joint, is prone to dislocation. There are cases of a partial as well as complete dislocation, both causing pain and instability in the shoulder. When the head of the humerus dislocates, the socket bone (glenoid) and the ligaments in front of the shoulder are also injured.

Knee Dislocation:

Knee Dislocation

Knee Dislocation is not a common injury, it is extremely serious injury. It occurs when the position of the femur (thighbone) & tibia (shinbone) is completely disturbed at the knee joint. This can happen through trauma to your leg like from falls, any sports injury or through car accidents. Knee Dislocation is totally different from kneecap dislocation, in this bone of kneecap breaks away from its usual position.

Elbow Dislocation:

Elbow Dislocation

Elbow Dislocation occurs when the joint surfaces of an elbow are completely separated. In this the bones of the forearm (the radius & ulna) slip out place compared with the bone of the upper arm (humerus). This can happen after the trauma such as falls, sports injury, car accidents. This can occur completely or partially. In partially dislocation, the joint surfaces are only partly separated.

Causes of Joint Dislocation

This can happen after:

Symptoms of Joint Dislocation


The doctor performs a complete physical evaluation with study of the patient’s medical history. The shoulder’s looseness or laxity of the shoulder joint can be further diagnosed from the following tests:

The treatment options can be broadly classified as:

Non-Surgical Treatment

Recommended only for ligament laxity and multi directional instability, and is usually not successful as tissues would have had permanent damage by that time:

Dr. Om Prakash Agrawal is the Best Joint Dislocation Surgeon in Hyderabad with vast experience of over 25 years in this field. He held several faculty posts from 1990 to 1994. He is presently Chief orthopaedic surgeon at Bhagwan Devi hospital, charkaman since 1994 April and also at Juhi clinics shaikpet.

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