First Aid for Dislocation

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What is the main difference between a dislocation and a sprain?

Dislocation involves displacement of bones at a joint, while a sprain involves wrenching of ligaments and tissues around the joint.

Which of the following is a first aid measure for a dislocation?

Tie a sling or bandage to immobilize the joint and apply cold compress to reduce swelling.

What should be done when in doubt whether an injury is a sprain, dislocation, or fracture?

Treat it as a fracture.

Which of the following is a sign of strain?

Sudden sharp pain and difficulty or impossibility in further exertion.

What is the main difference between a strain and a dislocation?

A strain involves over stretching of a muscle, while a dislocation involves wrenching of ligaments and tissues around the joint.

What should be done when treating an injury that is suspected to be a dislocation?

Tie sling or bandage to immobilize the joint, apply cold compress to reduce swelling, and send the patient to the nearest hospital.

Learn about the signs, symptoms, and first aid for dislocations at different joints such as shoulder, elbow, lower jaw, thumb, and finger. Understand the importance of immobilizing the joint and applying cold compress.

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