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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Joint displacement.: A dislocation of a joint occurs when the 2 matching surfaces of a joint are no longer in contact. This is typically quite painful and requires immedia ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
When a joint is out.: 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 ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Rawdin
37 years experience in Cosmetic Dentistry
Trauma or bruxing: Tmj can be caused by trauna or a poor bite and associated bruxing (clenching and grinding). Dis location occurs when the ligaments in the joint are in ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
17 years experience in Sports Medicine
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 k ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience in Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
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 disp ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Are you talking about acute dislocation, or recurrent dislocation.All of them have symtoms.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 inju ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience in Family Medicine
Sure: Young people tend to heal very well, but realize that sometimes a cure will involve surgery. See an orthopedic surgeon.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
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 su ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Several causes: Popping with a hip implant may represent scar, impingement on psoas tendon, impingement on hip abductors, acetabular and femoral alignment, loose bodi ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
40 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes / No: In massive rotator cuff tears the shoulder can sublux superiorly and caus significant arthritis but acute dislocation of the shoulder is not seen.
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 occurr ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
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. Tre ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
ACL and meniscus: Costs vary with type of anesthesia, location of procedure, implants or products used, sometimes with time in or and recovery, meds needed, pt duration ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 als ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Kercher
16 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 su ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andre Panagos
21 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Continued multidirectional instability will lead to significant arthritis in the future and a possible recurrence of the frozen shoulder.
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vic Kalman
34 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 h ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 comforta ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
26 years experience in Hand Surgery
Physical exam, xray: These are usually pretty obvious injuries that can be diagnosed by both physical exam and definitively with xrays.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Merrick Wetzler
34 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
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 ther ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Dislocations : Key in balanced muscle strengthening program. This includes flexibility and muscle tone exercise.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Displacement: If the fracture is not properly aligned, surgery is typically recommended for the best outcome.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Injury: Like turf toe...Is one common one.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Coats II
22 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes: Think of the rotator cuff as a rope. A frayed rope will still work until enough fraying occurs and it breaks. For a rotator cuff, it takes about 50% b ... Read More
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A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Need to know locaton: Its important to know exactly where the fracture is located. If it is truly nondisplaced in your patella or proximal tibia you may need a knee im ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No! Effusion= fluid: In the kneefrom irritation of he linning of the joint, from any cause. Dislocation= when the 2 bones making a joint, are forcibly pulled apart, by te ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
29 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder Instability: Your shoulder is a ball and socket joint. The top of your arm forms the ball and the socket is deep inside the shoulder. It is similar to a golf bal ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience in Sports Medicine
meniscus: Usually a meniscocapsular separation require surgery to repair the meniscus back to the capsule with sutures. Alternatively, the meniscus can be remo ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Reduce it: Obviously the initial treatment for any patella dislocation is to replace the patella into proper position. The leg should then be immobilized to a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Zygoma: Cheek bone fracture tx depends on the extent of the fracture. If minor & with no dislocation, painkillers & soft diet is recommended. If displaced fra ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Shoulder dislocation: Yes, they could, especially if there is scraping or scuffing of the joint surfaces.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Galyon
34 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Immobilize first: Immobilization in place until a trained medical professional is available. Check for a pulse or normal color of the furthest point from the dislocatio ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Christiano
23 years experience in Sports Medicine
Ortho consult: There are multiple different non-surgical and surgical options. It is important to make an appt with an ortho doctor. Some of the important factors ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
57 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Reduction: By a competent orthopaedic surgeon.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Reposition flap: If the flap is not in the correct position, it must be repositioned to put it in the correct position. Sometimes a bandage contact lens can help keep ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
You can't: Ac joint dislocations are graded in severity and range from spraining the joint without dislocation to complete dislocations. There is no way to relo ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brent Galloway
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Proper Care: I would recommend that you start with your primary care doctor to help narrow down the cause(s) of the pain. Another option would be an ENT. The ER do ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
18 years experience in Hand Surgery
See : Ortho. Don't ask for drugs.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain varies: Shoulder pain after a glenohumeral reduction (put back in) is typically less than while it is out of place. For first time dislocations the pain level ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Possibility exists: There exists a group of connective tissue disorders that can be associated with excessive joint laxity and in some cases recurrent dislocations. In i ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes. : Yes. By nature of the fact that the muscles and capsule that surround and support the native hip are cut during the approach to the hip during surgery ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience in Family Medicine
Patellar dislocation: Is alway laterally (to the outside of knee). It tends to reocurr. Make the inside muscles of front of thigh stronger by bending knee slightly and lif ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Don't dislocate!: Hip dislocation is serious, very uncommon and usually associated with major violent trauma. Please get another opinion as to what is happening and wh ... Read More
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