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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Overview)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. Shoulder dislocations are common.


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Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
874 doctors shared insights

Dislocation (Overview)

Basically a joint dislocation is when the joint whatever it is either a knee, ac joint ankle etc doesn't line up and shifts out of place and there is a deformity of that joint. Often times dislocations need to be reduced or put back into alignment by special techniques. Shoulder dislocations are common.


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Glenohumeral joint debridement,microfracture,anterior labrum repair,subacromial bursectomy decompression.5mos physio Why ROM restricted above shoulder?

Glenohumeral joint debridement,microfracture,anterior labrum repair,subacromial bursectomy decompression.5mos physio Why ROM restricted above shoulder?

Very common in your-: -age group. it takes a lot of therapy above and beyond your formal sessions to gain the notion. daily passive 2-3 times a day which requires a partner. you do what the PT protocol says to do but much more intense at home. in the long run most everyone looses ,motion after surgery. the first 2-3 months are the most important ...Read more

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Can arthroscopic knee surgery correct fracture of femoral condyle?

Can arthroscopic knee surgery correct fracture of femoral condyle?

Can assist: Certain fracture patterns of the femoral condyle can be assisted by using arthroscopy. It can judge whether out not the fracture is significantly displaced or if there is an associate cartilage damage. Some fractures can be percutaneusly resuced and screws place tohold the fragments in place and not require an open procedure. ...Read more

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What is dislocation and does it fix itself?

What is dislocation and does it fix itself?

Out of joint: Dislocation is when the bones which come together to form a joint are no longer touching each other. It is possible the dislocation may reduce itself back to a normal position, but often times needs emergency treatment. ...Read more

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Does patellar dislocation usually cause many symptoms?

Does patellar dislocation usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Are you talking about acute dislocation, or recurrent dislocation.All of them have symtoms. ...Read more

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Whats a patella dislocation?

Knee cap: A patella dislocation is when the knee cap comes out of place. This generally occurs towards the outside of the knee and can occur with twisting injuries to the knee. The medial patellofemoral ligament is often injured and there can be injuries to the cartilage inside the knee. As long as there are no cartilage injuries and it is the initial dislocation, they typically respond well to therapy. ...Read more

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Is sternoclavicular joint total anterior dislocation curable?

Is sternoclavicular joint total anterior dislocation curable?

Sure: Young people tend to heal very well, but realize that sometimes a cure will involve surgery. See an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Is patellar dislocation curable?

It's curable: If you really have a history of patella dislocation, it is something that may be successfully treated with physical therapy, but it may require a surgical procedure to help realign the patella. It is important to have an orthopedic exam and possibly an mri to differentiate a subluxation problem from a dislocation. ...Read more

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Popping a sign of partial hip dislocation?

Popping a sign of partial hip dislocation?

Several causes: Popping with a hip implant may represent scar, impingement on psoas tendon, impingement on hip abductors, acetabular and femoral alignment, loose bodies, hip adductor impingement/strain, implant loosening, among others. ...Read more

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Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Rarely: A massive rotator cuff tear can lead to shoulder instability (typically a subluxation/partial dislocation, but not a full dislocation). This may depend on multiple factors including the size, location and chronicity of the tear. On the other hand a traumatic shoulder dislocation can sometimes cause a rotator cuff tear, particularly in patients over the age of 40. ...Read more

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Torn rotator cuff?

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Torn rotator cuff?

Rotator cuff repair: There are probably too many factors to consider here. At your age, the chances if having a full rotator cuff tear is less common, but if it has occurred, we would recommend an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair. A rotator cuff typically tears at the tendon close to where it meets the bone, and cannot heal on its own. Certainly you should be seen by a specialist and evaluated fully! ...Read more

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How is a sternoclavicular joint dislocation typically diagnosed?

X-ray: It can sometimes be diagnosed with plain x-ray, but often a better study is ct scan which offers a 3-dimensional view of a 3-dimensional problem. Treatment is based on the severity of the dislocation, the direction of the dislocation, and whether it is acute or chronic. Suspected acute dislocations require early managment. ...Read more

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Acl and meniscus tear reconstruction cost?

Acl and meniscus tear reconstruction cost?

Tough to answer...: In the usa orthopaedic surgeons fees for that procedure are typically around $2000. The expensive part of the surgery is the hospital cost, anesthesia, etc. And it can be substantial ie >$20k if you dont have insurance. ...Read more

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Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will also show if a piece of bone was pulled off of the patella or tibia. The diagnosis is made clinically - you cannot raise your leg straight up while keeping your knee straight. You may also feel a defect in the tendon. ...Read more

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Can humerus fracture heal without sling.

Can humerus fracture heal without sling.

Give it a rest: Best to immobilize your fracture with a sling, splint or orthotic. Not giving it a chance to heal could lead to a nonunion which could result in a surgery. ...Read more

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I grew in 1 year, 1 foot in half 5"8-6"10, i had dislocation shoulder 4 times had a surgery, how can I test by how much my ligament are loose?

I grew in 1 year, 1 foot in half 5"8-6"10, i had dislocation shoulder 4 times had a surgery, how can I test by how much my ligament are loose?

What is Cause: It is important that you find out the cause of your recurrent problems with the shoulder with respect to a specific anatomic cause. If you have not had a recent mri, i would recommend an arthrogram/mri where they put dye in the shoulder first followed my mri. Conditions: marfans, ehlers danlos syndromes which are associated with joint laxity. See your pediatrician for evaluation. ...Read more

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Humerus fracture sling cause swelling problems?

Humerus fracture sling cause swelling problems?

Let me understad: The sling they use to treat the fracture(brace) that could cause swelling some time but it will get better with time , you could also make it comfortable by adjustment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for traumatic elbow dislocation?

What are the tests for traumatic elbow dislocation?

Physical exam, xray: These are usually pretty obvious injuries that can be diagnosed by both physical exam and definitively with xrays. ...Read more

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Dislocated kneecap recovery time long?

Dislocated kneecap recovery time long?

6-12weeks: If it was the first time you dislocated you knee cap, then the usual treatment is 3-6 weeks in a knee immobilizer followed by 6 weeks of physical therapy. I usual put my patients in a patella tracking brace during this six weeks that they wear most of time. After six weeks they only wear it for sports. If it is not the first dislocation then you should really thinking abou having surgery. ...Read more