Definitions

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  • n. The act of luxating, or the state of being luxated; a dislocation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The act of luxating, or the state of being luxated; a dislocation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of luxating (a bone), or forcing it from its proper place or articulation.
  • n. The state of being luxated; a dislocation, as of a joint.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. displacement or misalignment of a joint or organ

Etymologies

Latin luxatio: compare French luxation. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Now, he labored under a very singular malady, -- not that I ever knew it at the time, -- a kind of luxation of the lower jaw, which, when it came on, happened somehow to press upon some vital nerve or other, and left him perfectly paralyzed till it was restored to its proper place.

    Charles O'Malley — Volume 1

  • But perhaps, instead of the board, it might be sufficient to have a person sitting (on the seat of luxation?), or pressing with his hands, or with his foot, and suddenly raising himself up, along with the extension.

    On The Articulations

  • When partial displacement (sub-luxation?) takes place at the elbow, either inside or outside, but the sharp point (olecranon?) remains in the cavity of the humerus, make extension in a straight line, and push the projecting parts backward and to the sides.

    Instruments Of Reduction

  • The attenuation of the body is to be made proportionate to the magnitude of the luxation, for one luxation is to be a small, and another to a great extent.

    On Fractures

  • The mode of treatment then is the same; but we must use more bandages and more splints, and the bandage is to be carried round to this side and to that, and pressure is to be made as in the other cases, particularly at the seat of the luxation, and the first circles of the bandages are to be made there.

    On Fractures

  • They may have sustained a trauma luxation or something at the same time as the other teeth did, but it was not as obvious.

    Disclaimer and a note on images, etc.

  • In the case of molars in which simple luxation will not be possible, it is necessary to "work" at the tooth with the appropriate davier before trying to remove it.

    Chapter 6

  • Still, who claims to have made the discoveries that led to the establishment of the school of Osteopathy, asserts that all diseases and lesions are the result of the luxation, dislocation, or breakage of some bone or bones; this, however, is not now maintained to any great extent by his followers.

    The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing A Manual of Ready Reference

  • Sediment settling during fermentation, especially wine; dregs. luxation

    The Handy Cyclopedia of Things Worth Knowing A Manual of Ready Reference

  • Lusk [42] cites a case of a mule which had suffered femoral luxation.

    Lameness of the Horse Veterinary Practitioners' Series, No. 1

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