A to Z: Dislocation, Thumbenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgA dislocation is when the bones in a joint slip out of their normal position. A dislocated thumb may happen from a fall, blow, or sports injury, especially if the thumb is bent back or jammed.dislocation, dislocated, finger, joint, bend, jam, hand, bone, broken, strain, sprain, sports injury, accident, fall, reduction, buddy taping, splint11/13/201303/21/201909/02/2019cb8c285a-a896-48be-b633-d26e63d83c41https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-dislocation-thumb.html/<p>A dislocation is when the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">bones</a> in a joint slip out of their normal position. A dislocated thumb may happen from a fall, blow, or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/">sports injury</a>, especially if the thumb is bent back or jammed.</p> <p><img title="illustration" src="https://kidshealth.org/ES/images/illustrations/P-thumbDisloA-415x233-esIL.png" alt="illustration" name="4946-THUMBDISLO_A_ENIL.PNG" /></p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>An X-ray is usually used to diagnose a dislocated thumb. The bones may move back into place on their own or a doctor may gently put the joint back with a quick maneuver called a reduction. In some cases, surgery is needed to repair the joint.</p> <p>To keep the joint from dislocating again, a splint is put on the thumb (the splint might later&nbsp;be changed to a cast). The splint or cast is worn for a few weeks while the thumb heals. Also, a sling (sleeve to hold the arm up) may be fitted to help with swelling.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>With proper treatment, most people who dislocate a thumb can gradually return to their normal activities. The thumb may feel sore or stiff for a while.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
A to Z: Dislocation, FingerA dislocation is when the bones in a joint slip out of their normal position. A finger dislocation may happen from a fall, blow, or sports injury, especially if the finger is bent back or jammed.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-dislocation-finger.html/e58f92f4-4824-43a8-b3b0-7966263ca487
A to Z: Dislocation, ShoulderA shoulder dislocation causes the top of the upper arm bone (humerus) to slip out of its normal position in the shoulder socket.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-dislocation-shoulder.html/4d99f3a7-7077-447c-a5fc-b0663f694e20
Bones, Muscles, and JointsOur bones, muscles, and joints form our musculoskeletal system and enable us to do everyday physical activities.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/bones-muscles-joints.html/d55a922b-e87a-49e0-82ae-0c5a0773cee9
CastsThis article for teens has tips on taking care of a cast so it keeps working as it should.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/casts.html/67cfd3da-36ea-4b8a-bc2d-c887e5da6fcc
First Aid: DislocationsA dislocation happens when two connected bones are separated. These injuries require emergency medical care to avoid further damage.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dislocations-sheet.html/58e1913d-2cd5-436e-bf66-f87bcdd5c7d4
First Aid: FallsAlthough most result in mild bumps and bruises, some falls can cause serious injuries that need medical attention.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/falls-sheet.html/1cb1d94d-8d61-4ea2-8607-27bdffc5b098
Household Safety: Preventing Injuries From Falling, Climbing, and GrabbingHere's how to help protect kids from a dangerous fall or a tumble into a sharp edge in your home.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-falls.html/c1e23edf-2e4f-4a10-8e62-d8ec57df568c
Preventing Children's Sports InjuriesParticipation in sports can teach kids sportsmanship and discipline. But sports also carry the potential for injury. Here's how to protect your kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/sports-safety.html/bec4e82b-c8b0-4945-9611-7c9464e177f8
Word! DislocationWe all have places on our bodies that bend, like elbows and knees.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-dislocation.html/28649945-99bf-4e72-a027-23701fa40413
Word! JointsJoints are the places in your body where bones meet.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/word-joints.html/e5dc48ce-c070-41a8-991c-d7042af651d9
X-Ray Exam: FingerDoctors may order a finger X-ray to find the cause of symptoms such as pain, tenderness, or swelling, or to detect broken bones or dislocated joints.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-finger.html/3a43d22f-4cd4-4a9e-b5b8-ca7c9eba5fd6
X-Ray Exam: HandA hand X-ray can help find the cause of pain, tenderness, swelling, and deformity. It also can detect broken bones or dislocated joints.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-hand.html/64b6be7e-e187-4bd6-a004-a72afbdf6296
Your BonesWhere would you be without your bones? Learn more about the skeletal system in this article for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/bones.html/ba77b482-c6eb-47da-90a4-3cb148f38f4d
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