Definition of Luxation

1. Noun. Displacement or misalignment of a joint or organ.

Generic synonyms: Displacement, Shift
Specialized synonyms: Subluxation
Derivative terms: Luxate



Definition of Luxation

1. n. The act of luxating, or the state of being luxated; a dislocation.

Definition of Luxation

1. the act of luxating [n -S]

Medical Definition of Luxation

1. Complete dislocation of a joint. A partial dislocation is a subluxation. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Luxation

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luwack
lux
luxate
luxated
luxates
luxating
luxatio
luxatio erecta
luxatio perinealis
luxation (current term)
luxations
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luxes
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luxon
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luxons
luxullianite
luxullianites
luxuria
luxuriance
luxuriances

Literary usage of Luxation

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1863)
"luxation of the Head of the Fibula. By Jos. ... To guard against a recurrence of the luxation from muscular spasm or otherwise, a compress was placed behind ..."

2. Dislocations and Joint-fractures by Frederic Jay Cotton (1910)
"Permanency of reduction, and the absence of crepitus when reduction is accomplished, as indicating pure luxation, is, of course, of definite assistance. ..."

3. Manual of Operative Surgery by John Fairbairn Binnie (1916)
"In some cases the luxation is produced at the time of birth, but few, however, ... Perhaps the most favorably received theory is that the luxation is the ..."

4. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"DISLOCATION OF THE ARTICULATIONS. luxation. Dislocation of the various articulations in dogs, cats and rabbits is a common occurrence. ..."

5. The New York Journal of Medicine by Samuel Smith Purple, Charles Alfred Lee, Henry Daggett Bulkley, Samuel Forry, Stephen Smith (1855)
"luxation of the Head of the Radius backward, with Fracture of tlie Inner Condyle ... The luxation forward, in which the capsular and annular ligaments are ..."

6. American Edition of the British Encyclopedia: Or, Dictionary of Arts and ...by William Nicholson by William Nicholson (1821)
"The knee hardly admits of complete luxation, without such injury of the parts as ... This is generally a compound luxation ; the extremity of the tibia, ..."

7. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1913)
"De luxation du poignet en avant sans fracture dans la continuité de l'axe du ... Beitrag zur Lehre der luxation der Hand- Fractures and Dislocations, 1910, ..."

8. Edinburgh Medical and Surgical Journal (1837)
"Anatomical Description of the state of the parts in partial luxation of the Shoulder-Joint, illustrated by engraved Figures. ..."

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