Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Incomplete or partial dislocation of a bone in a joint.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Partial dislocation.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Surg.) An incomplete or partial dislocation.

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  • noun pathology The partial dislocation of one of the bones of a joint.

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

  • noun partial displacement of a joint or organ

Etymologies

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From modern Latin, corresponding to sub- +‎ luxation.

Examples

  • If a chiropractor says that a subluxation is the cause of your problem, then you should be able to gauge the steady, systematic decline of a subluxation.

    Todd Kashdan: When is Chiropractic Care a Scam? What About Reflexology? Magnetic Therapy?

  • I would love for people to know the word subluxation and think of it as heart disease because it's just as damaging. "

    Chicago Reader

  • Most chiropractors relinquished whatever ethical integrity they might have had when they bought into the "subluxation" myth, and the field as a whole has a fine tradition of "practice building."

    Health Care Renewal

  • When they do "chiropractic adjustments" to correct a "subluxation" for other conditions, especially for non-musculoskeletal conditions or "health maintenance," they are employing a non-scientific belief system that is no longer viable.

    FriendFeed - georgeh

  • "subluxation" for other conditions, especially for non-musculoskeletal conditions or "health maintenance," they are employing a non-scientific belief system that is no longer viable.

    FriendFeed - georgeh

  • A better running game should ease the burden Rodgers carried last season when he gutted out seven games with a painful subluxation of his throwing shoulder.

    Year after Favre, Rodgers more poised, confident with Packers

  • Common deformities such as hip subluxation, foot deformities and in-toeing may also be reduced.

    Cerebral palsy treatment

  • The hip muscles (hip adductors) also may need to be released to treat problems with walking or hip subluxation or both.

    Cerebral palsy treatment

  • Labral tears typically are the result of some underlying traumatic event such as hip subluxation or dislocation in contact athletes, or due to underlying bony abnormalities in which a "out-of-round" femoral head ( "cam lesion") or over-covered socket ( "rim lesion") pinch and damage the labrum when the hip is certain positions during athletic activities.

    New Treatments for Hip Pain

  • Labral tears typically are the result of some underlying traumatic event such as hip subluxation or dislocation in contact athletes, or due to underlying bony abnormalities in which a "out-of-round" femoral head ( "cam lesion") or over-covered socket ( "rim lesion") pinch and damage the labrum when the hip is certain positions during athletic activities.

    Dr. Josh Dines and Dr. Rock Positano: New Treatments for Hip Pain

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