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Dislocation - First Aid and Emergency Treatment Guide

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First Aid-Dislocation

 About Dislocation

  • An injury which forces bones out of their sockets
  • Dislocation is a common sports injury
  • It temporarily deforms or immobilizes the joint
Causes
  • Usually caused by a trauma like a fall/blow
  • Rheumatoid arthritis also causes dislocation
Symptoms
  • Pain
  • Tenderness
  • Difficulty to move injured part
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration
Treatment
  • Call medical help as soon as possible
  • Do not move the joint or try to place it back
  • Place ice to control swelling 
  • If skin is cut, clean gently and bandage with sterile gauze
  • Sling or splint the injury in its original position
  • If injury is serious, check for breathing
  • If not breathing, provide Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
    Elevate the feet up to 12 inches 
  • Cover the patient with a blanket
Prevention
  • Wear protective gear while sporting
  • Make home environment safe 
  • Teach safe habits to children
  • Do not stand on chairs or other unstable objects
  • Exercise care while using bath oils
  • Make use of hand rails while using the stairs

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sushmitha
very very good job
sushmitha  Sunday, November 01, 2009

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