Tests and diagnosis

By Mayo Clinic Staff

Besides physically examining your injury, your doctor may order the following:

  • X-ray. An X-ray of your joint is used to confirm the dislocation and may reveal broken bones or other damage to your joint.
  • MRI. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can help your doctor assess damage to the soft tissue structures around a dislocated joint.
Jan. 25, 2014