Besides examining your injury, your doctor might 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. This can help your doctor assess damage to the soft tissue structures around a dislocated joint.
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