A dislocation is an injury in which the bones in a joint are forced out of their normal positions, leading to pain, swelling, and a loss of function. Alliance Orthopedics specializes in treating dislocations and other orthopedic injuries to help our patients regain mobility and minimize discomfort. Whether you have a dislocated shoulder, knee, elbow, or another joint, our experienced team is here to provide personalized care and guide you through recovery.
Causes of Dislocations
Dislocations can be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from sudden trauma to repetitive stress. Understanding the common causes can help in preventing the condition and ensuring prompt medical attention if a dislocation occurs. Alliance Orthopedics can help identify and address the root cause of your dislocation to prevent future recurrences. Common causes of dislocations include:
Falls or accidents
Carrying heavy objects
Poor joint stability due to genetics or previous injuries
Repetitive motions in sports or work activities
Weak muscles and ligaments
Symptoms of Dislocations
Dislocations can present a variety of symptoms, depending on the location and severity of the injury. While some cases may only cause mild discomfort, others can be more severe and require immediate medical attention. If you experience any of these symptoms after an accident or injury, you may have a dislocated joint:
Pain or tenderness in the affected area
Swelling and bruising around the joint
Limited range of motion or inability
Deformity or visible displacement of the bone
Numbness or tingling in the affected limb
Treatments for Dislocations
Alliance Orthopedics is at the forefront of offering comprehensive treatment options for dislocations. Our tailored approach ensures every patient receives the best care for their unique needs. Depending on the severity of your dislocation, our team may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
Reduction: In some cases, a dislocated joint can be manipulated back into place by an experienced medical professional.
Immobilization: After reduction, a splint or cast may be used to keep the joint in place while it heals.
Physical Therapy: To regain strength and mobility, our physical therapists will design a customized exercise plan for you.
Surgery: In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to repair damaged tissues or ligaments in the affected joint.
At Alliance Orthopedics, we understand the impact a dislocation can have on your daily life. That’s why we offer comprehensive care and support to help you recover as quickly as possible. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you manage dislocations. Don’t let a dislocation hold you back from living your life to the fullest – trust Alliance Orthopedics for expert treatment and compassionate care.