First Aid: Dislocationsenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-FA-Dislocations-enHD.jpgA dislocation happens when two connected bones are separated. These injuries require emergency medical care to avoid further damage.bones, separation, fall, impact, sports injury, injuries, emergency, bone, swollen, joint, bruised, red, pain, painful, out of place, dislocate, muscle, ligament, nerve, broken, sprain, strain, swelling10/20/200907/16/201809/02/2019Kate M. Cronan, MD07/02/201858e1913d-2cd5-436e-bf66-f87bcdd5c7d4https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/dislocations-sheet.html/<p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/first-aid-guides.html/"><img class="right" title="Parents image" src="https://kidshealth.org/EN/images/buttons/P-firstaid-enBT.jpg" alt="First Aid" name="4990-P_FIRSTAID_ENBT.JPG" /></a></p> <p>A dislocation is when two connected <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">bones</a> slip out of position in a joint. Dislocations are caused by <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/falls-sheet.html/">falls</a> and hard impacts, such as in sports injuries, and are more common in teens than young children. These injuries require <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/emergency-room.html/">emergency medical care</a> to avoid further damage.</p> <h3>Signs and Symptoms</h3> <p>A joint is where two or more bones come together. A joint may be dislocated if it is:</p> <ul> <li>swollen</li> <li>bruised or red</li> <li>painful</li> <li>difficult to move</li> <li>out of place</li> </ul> <h3>What to Do</h3> <p>If you think your child has a dislocation, <strong>get emergency medical care or call 911</strong>. Until care arrives:</p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Leave the joint alone. Attempting to move or jam a dislocated bone back in can damage blood vessels, muscles, ligaments, and nerves.</li> <li>Put an ice pack covered in a cloth on the area around the joint. Ice can ease swelling and pain in and around the joint.</li> <li>Use <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/ibuprofen.html/">ibuprofen</a> or <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/acetaminophen.html/">acetaminophen</a> for pain.</li> </ul> <h3>Think Prevention!</h3> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Make sure kids wear safety gear during sports activities.</li> <li>Supervise children when they're playing &mdash; <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-falls.html/">a hard fall</a> can happen anywhere, anytime.</li> <li>Avoid tugging hard on a young child's arm or shoulder, which can cause <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/nursemaid.html/">injury</a> or dislocation.</li> </ul>
Bones, Muscles, and JointsWithout bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn't stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/53199934-b6d8-4854-8362-8b1dfc45c3f6
Childproofing and Preventing Household AccidentsYou might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words "babyproofing" or "childproofing," but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 and under.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/childproof.html/0dfb8dee-0285-4d87-a4d3-a048bdc1289e
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
Getting an X-ray (Video)You'll get an X-ray if your doctor thinks you might have a broken bone. Find out how X-rays are done in this video for kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/video-xray.html/2eab3ac0-5920-4bee-8d0d-a8f818fe6301
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
Nursemaid's ElbowYoung kids are at risk for a common injury known as nursemaid's elbow, which is easy for a doctor to fix. To help prevent it, never swing or lift a child by the lower arm, hands, or wrists.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/nursemaid.html/60216e3a-72d6-4ea0-834c-13b756747c5d
Playground SafetyFollowing these safety guidelines can make neighborhood playgrounds entertaining and safe for your kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/playground.html/5662a11e-91c6-4afa-bf0f-0db7989b4526
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
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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