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Dislocation

Alternate Names : Joint dislocation


Prevention

Preventing injuries in children:

  • Teach children how to be safe and look out for themselves.
  • Create a safe environment around your home.
  • Pay careful attention to preventing falls by gating stairways and keeping windows closed and locked.
  • Supervise children carefully. There is no substitute for close supervision no matter how safe the environment or situation appears to be.

Preventing dislocations in adults:

  • Wear protective gear when participating in contact sports.
  • Avoid falls by not standing on chairs, counter tops, or other unstable objects.
  • Eliminate throw rugs, especially for the elderly.

For all age groups:

  • Keep a first aid kit handy.
  • Use nonskid mats on the bottom of the bathtubs and avoid bath oils.
  • Use handrails on staircases.
  • Remove electrical cords from floor surfaces.




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Review Date : 5/12/2008
Reviewed By : Thomas N. Joseph, MD, Private Practice specializing in Orthopaedics, subspecialty Foot and Ankle, Camden Bone & Joint, Camden, SC. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.



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