The bones are held together by ligaments to provide stability to the joint. Muscles and tendons move the bones around each other and help in performing various activities. Dislocation occurs when the bones that make up the joint are forced out of alignment. It can occur from a traumatic injury such as a motor vehicle accident or an outstretched hand. Symptoms include severe pain, swelling, and lack of ability to bend your arm or hand. Dr. Luther provides treatment for dislocation which include elbow dislocation and finger joint dislocation.
The arm in the human body is made up of three bones that join to form a hinge joint called the elbow. The upper arm bone or humerus connects from the shoulder to the elbow to form the top of the hinge joint. The lower arm or forearm consists of two bones, the radius, and the ulna. These bones connect the wrist to the elbow forming the bottom portion of the hinge joint.
Finger dislocation is a condition where the bones of your finger have moved away from its normal anatomical position. Dislocation can be caused by jamming or overextending the finger during sports activities or a fall on an outstretched hand.