Risk factors for a joint dislocation include:
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- Susceptibility to falls. Experiencing a fall exposes you to the possibility of a dislocated joint, if you use your arms to brace for impact or if you land forcefully on a body part, such as your hip or shoulder.
- Heredity. Some people are born with ligaments that are looser and more prone to injury than those of most people.
- Sports participation. Many dislocations occur during participation in high-impact or contact sports, such as gymnastics, wrestling, basketball and football.
- Motor vehicle accidents. These are the most common cause of hip dislocations, but you can greatly reduce your risk of injury by wearing a seat belt.
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