Signs of a Fracture

Difference Between Fractures and Dislocations

A dislocation involves a joint, like the knee, not a bone. The joint gets seriously out of alignment, which can actually be worse than a fracture.

In most cases, a broken bone stays close to where it’s supposed to be. Dislocations cause stretching and sometimes even tearing of ligaments and tendons.

If you think you have a dislocation, contact your doctor right away, or head to urgent care.

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