When a joint is damaged it cannot change modes and is unable to move at the players command, a damaged joint has two modes:
Fractured - A fractured joint is blue in appearance and cannot move. Fractured joints always appear to be in the relaxed state, but can move more freely than normal relaxed joints.
Dismembered - A dismembered joint is red in appearance and spews blood, and the joint is not attached to the Tori's body, this joint cannot move. Upon a joint being dismembered, the victim will completely enter a relaxed state until moved by the player.