In materials science, a dislocation is a linear crystallographic defect, or irregularity, within a crystal structure. The presence of dislocations strongly influences many of the properties of real materials. The theory was originally developed by Vito Volterra in 1905.

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Dislocations Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... A dislocated joint may be: Visibly deformed or out of place Swollen or discolored Intensely painful Immovable You may also experience tingling or numbness near the injury — in your foot for a di...
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Causes
... Dislocations are caused by: Sports injuries. Dislocations are common injuries in contact sports, such as football and hockey, and in sports that may involve falls, such as downhill skiing, gymnastics ...
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Dislocations Prevention

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Prevention
... To help prevent a dislocation: Take precautions to avoid falls. Wear protective gear when you play contact sports. Once you''ve dislocated a joint, you may be more susceptible to future dislocations. ...
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Prevention
... To help prevent a dislocated shoulder: Take precautions to avoid falls Wear protective gear when you play contact sports Exercise regularly to maintain strength and flexibility in your joints and musc...
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Dislocations Treatment

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Treatment
... Treatment of the dislocation depends on the site and severity of your injury. Your doctor may try some gentle maneuvers to help your bones back into position — a process called reduction. Depend...
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Complications
... Sometimes a dislocated shoulder can cause the muscles, ligaments or tendons that reinforce your shoulder joint to tear. Occasionally a dislocation can lead to nerve or blood vessel damage in or around...
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Dislocations Other

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Overview
... A joint is a point where two or more of your bones come together. A dislocation is an injury to your joint in which the ends of your bones are forced from their normal positions. The injury temporaril...
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Overview
... The shoulder joint is your body''s most mobile joint and can move in many directions. But such range of motion makes the bones of your shoulder joint more likely to disconnect or separate (dislocate) ...
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