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    Can we use 'DISPLASED' if the bone of the forearm displaced?

    Can we use 'DISPLASED' if the bone of the forearm displaced?

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    Re: Can we use 'DISPLASED' if the bone of the forearm displaced?

    Quote Originally Posted by bspkumar View Post
    Can we use 'DISPLASED' if the bone of the forearm displaced?
    Dislocated: to move a bone out of its normal position in a joint, usually in an accident
    I dislocated my shoulder playing football.

    Displaced: to force something out of its usual place or position
    The water displaced by the landslides created a tidal wave.
    ᅳdisplaced adjective

    Regarding the collocation of "displaced" with body parts, I can't find this kind of usage in a Concordance:
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    Re: Can we use 'DISPLASED' if the bone of the forearm displaced?

    If you mean can you spell it that way - No.

    There is a medical term dysplasia, but its meaning is nothing to do with displacing a joint or bone: unusual development or growth of a part of the body such as an organ, bone, or cell, including the total absence of such a part.

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    Re: Can we use 'DISPLASED' if the bone of the forearm displaced?

    Not to disagree with Anglika and albertino, there is the phrase "displaced fracture" which may be associated with the question.

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    Re: Can we use 'DISPLASED' if the bone of the forearm displaced?

    Quote Originally Posted by percy strange View Post
    Not to disagree with Anglika and albertino, there is the phrase "displaced fracture" which may be associated with the question.

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    True - but the spelling was the issue, not the term.

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