Symptoms of Elbow Dislocation
A complete dislocation of the elbow is extremely painful and very obvious. It may have a twisted appearance, and the arm may look deformed. A partial dislocation, or subluxation, may be harder to detect. The bones can naturally relocate, so the joint appears normal. There may be pain and bruising from stretched or torn ligaments. A proper diagnosis, often through X-ray of a partially dislocated elbow, is critical to preventing further injury or damage over time.