Dislocated Joints and What You Should Do
A bone that is wrenched out of place at a joint is said to be dislocated. The symptoms may include severe pain, swelling and bruising, deformity of the joint and difficulty in moving the joint. Never try to push a dislocated bone back into place, but treat it as though it were broken, and get medical help.
1. Put the injured person into the most comfortable position possible, and support the dislocated joint with pillows or a rolled blanket.
2. Telephone 999 and ask for an ambulance.
3. If the dislocation is in the wrist, you may be able to support it with an arm sling, and take the victim to hospital.