• Daniel PurcellEmail author
  • Bryan A. Terry
  • Brandon R. Allen


Dislocation of a bone/joint generally requires a high-energy mechanism secondary to native anatomic configuration and strong support of surrounding soft tissue structures. Approach to initial recognition, evaluation, and management of these injuries is crucial toward creating potential for optimal enduring results. The following chapter will discuss assessment and treatment, as well as provide clinical pearls with respect to emergency room management.


Dislocation (anterior/posterior) Reduction maneuver Ankle joint (tibiotalar joint) Subtalar joint Ankle-brachial index Traction/countertraction Axillary lateral view Hill-Sachs lesion Bankart lesion Sternoclavicular joint Serendipity view 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel Purcell
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bryan A. Terry
    • 2
  • Brandon R. Allen
    • 3
  1. 1.Emergency DepartmentNew York University Langone Medical Center BrooklynNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.The Brooklyn Hospital CenterBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.Department of Emergency MedicineUniversity of Florida Health, University of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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