subluxation

(redirected from subluxate)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.

subluxation

[‚səb·lək′sā·shən]
(medicine)
An incomplete dislocation.
References in periodicals archive ?
If the glenoid component is left in retroversion greater than 10[degrees], the humeral head will posteriorly subluxate; the contact forces will rapidly increase, and the glenoid component will loosen.
Rarely, with severe ankle fracture-dislocations, the posterior tibial tendon may subluxate into the fracture site.
A noncongruous joint is more likely to subluxate further with time.
The number of degrees of extension at which the elbow starts to feel unstable or starts to subluxate or dislocate should be noted.