sub·​lux·​a·​tion | \ ˌsə-ˌblək-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce subluxation (audio) \

Definition of subluxation

: partial dislocation (as of one of the bones in a joint)

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Buxton suffered a left shoulder subluxation Thursday, running into the wall in Miami chasing after a Harold Ramirez triple. Betsy Helfand, Twin Cities, "Twins get C.J. Cron back, lose Byron Buxton, Michael Pineda to IL," 3 Aug. 2019 Globe subluxation can be triggered by trauma, eyelid manipulation, or, in theory, something like forcing yourself to keep your eyes open during an extremely powerful sneeze, Dr. Steele says. Korin Miller, SELF, "Can You Sneeze With Your Eyes Open?," 22 Mar. 2019 Technically, this is not a dislocation but a subluxation. Profootballdoc,, "How Tony Finau came back from horrific-looking ankle injury to lead Masters," 6 Apr. 2018 The Sox termed Delmonico’s injury a subluxation, or partial separation, of the left shoulder. Paul Sullivan,, "Jim Thome excited to see what White Sox prospect Luis Robert becomes," 13 Mar. 2018 Indy Sports Central’s Chris Hagan reports that Luck suffered a subluxation of his throwing shoulder, also known as a partial separation of the shoulder. Jenny Green, Indianapolis Star, "Andrew Luck’s secret pain: Timeline of an injury Colts hid for more than a year," 16 Aug. 2017 LHP Eduardo Rodriguez, on the DL with a right knee subluxation, threw 68 pitches and could be in line for a rehab start with Portland this week. Ken Powtak,, "Red Sox Manager Ejected From Loss To Angels," 25 June 2017 Bo Jackson suffered a hip subluxation (transient dislocation) that led to a hip replacement, which ended his NFL career. Profootballdoc,, "Dennis Pitta should walk away now," 5 June 2017

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1634, in the meaning defined above

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sub·​lux·​a·​tion | \ ˌsəb-ˌlək-ˈsā-shən How to pronounce subluxation (audio) \

Medical Definition of subluxation

: partial dislocation (as of one of the bones in a joint)

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