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Question #90747 posted on 12/28/2017 10:08 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

if all of your bones are disarticulated (like what happens in crime TV sometimes) can they ever go back to normal?

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Dear person,

Could you get me an episode of something where this actually happens and then ask another question with that info in it? I'm not sure what you mean.



Dear Crime TV Watcher,

One example that I know of happens in Criminal Minds, Season 8, Episode 10. In this episode, the bad guy kidnaps people and turns them into human puppets by dislocating their major joints. It's a terrifying episode that really hooks you (like all of Criminal Minds). Anyways, he only dislocates their major joints such as the shoulders, elbows, knees and hips. We asked my father-in-law, who is a chiropractor, and he had this to say: "It would probably have a lasting effect, maybe causing arthritis later in life. Pain is subjective, but I've never heard of dying from pain, just passing out."

So it sounds like it would be extremely uncomfortable, and may cause problems later in your life, but you would be able to recover from it. I wouldn't recommend trying it though.



Dear you,

Alternately, I think that in some ways bones are already disarticulated: they're connected by like tendons and other stuff, but not necessarily other bones. However, through the wonders of modern medicine, even severed parts can sometimes be reattached (like fingers or toes!)

~Anne, Certainly