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Common Dislocations: Learning outcomes > resource

On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Carry out management of a dislocation shoulder > https://www.racgp.org.au/afp/2012/april/shoulder-injuries/

Undertake the management of a dislocated patella > http://lifeinthefastlane.com/patella-dislocation/

Carry out the management of dislocated elbow > http://lifeinthefastlane.com/elbow-dislocation

Recognise the case of a pulled elbow > http://www.racgp.org.au/your-practice/guidelines/handi/interventions/manipulation-for-subluxated-radial-head/ 

Common Dislocations: Points for discussion

What are some potential long term consequences of dislocations? How can you best avoid these? 

Are dislocations more common in children or adults? 

What are the risks of enlocating a dislocated joint? 

What tips and tricks do people in your practice have for relocating joints? 

Back pain and neck pain

Painful lower limb

Painful upper limb

Osteoporosis

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