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How long does it take to heal from a dislocated knee?

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
2-3 months.: A true knee dislocation can heal in 2-3 months, but you may need another 3-4 months of physical therapy. You should be seeing an orthopedic knee specialist.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

How long does a dislocated knee take to heal?

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Dr. David Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
need more info: I need more information to answer your question.A dislocated kneecap may take 4-8 wks. To fully 'heal'. Quad strengthening and patellar bracing can be helpful.See your ors.A dislocated knee is a different story and can cause long-term knee problems(instability, pain, nerve injuries etc.).See your ors! good luck.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for a dislocated knee to completely heal?

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Dr. Victor Khabie
Sports Medicine 30 years experience
6-12 months: It may never completely heal without surgery, but may take 6-12 months for maximum improvement.
A 44-year-old member asked:

How long does it normally take for a dislocated knee to completely heal?

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Dr. Philip Chao
Radiology 38 years experience
About 8 weeks: You tear a lot when you dislocate your knee and you can also have associated stress fractures. Make sure to get an MRI of your knee done at 3t is possible. We see more detail at 3t.
A 37-year-old member asked:

How much time will my dislocated knee take to heal?

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Dr. Harold Bacchus
Specializes in Occupational Medicine
Knee pain: is it dislocated kneecap...if treated...3 days. If knee joint relocated in ER, splinted, crutches, iced alt heat, elevated, pain meds, anti-inflammatory meds....then follow up clinic 3 days...circulation/nerves OK, then one week..??
A 30-year-old member asked:

How long does a sprined knee take to heal?

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Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: A minor strain can take a few days to heal while a more significant sprain can take weeks to months. Sometimes the condition involves need for surgery . If things don't improve quickly best to get evaluated by orthopedic specialist.

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