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Bone Out of Place - Boop

"BOOP" or "Bone Out Of Place" can strike fear in the heart of any patient.  Practitioners sometimes say that a patient has a bone that's out of place.  While this can happen, it's very rare.  Unless you were told this by an orthopedic surgeon or neurosurgeon, your bones are not out of place.  Some practitioners (Chiropractors, Some Physical Therapists, and Osteopathic Physicians) use this terminology to describe joints in the spine that don't move in certain directions as much as they should.  Many patients picture a bone hanging in mid-air, this is not the case.  You shouldn't be any more concerned about this way of describing a soft-tissue injury than you would be about a stiff ankle or knee.