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Dislocated Joint & Separated Shoulder Injury Lawyers

A dislocated joint is defined as an area where an abnormal separation occurs at the point where two bones meet. In most cases the bone is forced out of its position due to a sudden impact of some sort of magnitude.  In any case, whenever a dislocation occurs, the ligaments which keep the bones fixed may become loosened or damaged, which increases the chances of the bones becoming dislocated once again.

If you or a family member has experienced a dislocated joint as a result of an car accident caused by a negligent individual, our auto accident attorneys believe the victim may be entitled to receive compensation for their losses and damages including; medical expenses, pain and suffering, property damage, and loss of wages.

To learn more, simply complete the Free Case Review form located on this page.

Common Dislocated Joints

As one can imagine, there are some bones that are more prone to dislocation than others. In adults, the most common dislocated joint is the shoulder, while children are more likely to dislocate their elbows.  The following list demonstrates some of the most common joints that are dislocated due to automobile accidents.

  • Ankles
  • Elbows
  • Fingers
  • Hips
  • Knees
  • Shoulders

Due to these bones being forced out of their normal positions, they are typically accompanied by certain unpleasant signs and symptoms. Also, it is advised to seek medical attention following a dislocated joint and not try to attempt resetting the joint on your own.  In addition, all medical documents obtained from your accident can be used by our lawyers to develop a case against the injury causing negligent drivers in the court of law.

Dislocated Joint Symptoms

Typically, when an individual dislocates one of the above joints, there are many different types of symptoms that may be present, these symptoms are typically unpleasant. Once again, it is advised that these dislocated bones not be reset to their normal position by anyone other than medical professionals, for it could risk severing critical nerves, veins, or arteries.

  • Bruising or redness of the joint
  • Decreased muscular strength
  • Deformation
  • Difficulty moving joint
  • Extreme pain
  • Instability of the joint

Following a dislocated joint injury, there may be several treatment options available depending on the severity and location of the joint dislocation.

Joint Dislocation Treatment

A dislocated joint can typically be reduced, or reset, to its normal position by a medically trained professional.  Typically, X-rays will be taken of the bone to diagnose the dislocation and determine if there are any broken bones or other injuries.  It is common for individuals suffering from joint dislocation to be administered pain killers and anti-inflammatory medications. 

Some common treatments of dislocated joints include:

Anti-Inflammatory Medication

Anti-inflammatory medications are typically prescribed to individuals that have sustained dislocated joints. These medications may also be administered if the joint is inflamed so much that it cannot be reduced, which may also require surgery.


Immobilization typically occurs once the joint has been reduced. This typically includes putting the joint in a splint, sling or cast over the course of a few weeks.  The length of immobilization will be determined by the severity of the dislocation.

Pain Medication

Pain medications are usually prescribed to the individual along with muscle relaxants to ease the pain and discomfort of the injury.

Physical Therapy

Physical therapy will take place once the splint, sling, or cast has been removed.  Typically, physical therapy will assure the individual restores that body part to its original full range of motion.


Reduction is the process where the bones are put back into place. It is common for medical professionals to administer local anesthetics during the reduction process.


Surgery may be required when any blood vessels or nerves have been damaged and require direct attention.  It may also be required if a doctor cannot get the joint back into position without doing so.

Contact Our Tulsa Lawyers Today

Shoulder Injury Compensation ClaimsAt The Edwards Law Firm, our Tulsa personal injury attorneys take pride in their ability to provide services to victims that have been injured in automobile accidents by the negligent actions of another individual.  Our attorneys have achieved millions in successful settlements and verdicts and will work tirelessly to achieve the maximum compensation benefits you deserve for your injuries.

Our layers all operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we will not charge you for any of our services unless we obtain a winning verdict or settlement and you recover for your losses and damages.

With our main location in Tulsa, we are licensed to serve throughout Oklahoma and beyond.

To learn more about our law firm, or to schedule your free no-obligation case review, we invite you to contact us at 1-800-304-9246 today. Here, a member of our intake staff will collect critical information regarding your accident and quickly connect you with one of our compassionate auto accident attorneys ready to handle your specific injury case.

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