What Is a Joint Dislocation?
A joint dislocation occurs when one or more of the bones within a joint is pushed forcefully out of its correct anatomical position and is common in the shoulder, elbow, hip, or knee.
Most joint dislocations are caused by either an accident or a direct blow to the joint.
It is important to seek immediate medical attention after a dislocation occurs as other trauma to the joint, ligaments, or soft tissue may also have occurred.
Attempting to relocate the joint yourself is dangerous and should not be attempted.