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Orthopaedic Surgeon!: A true knee joint dislocation can be an orthopaedic emergency. A patella dislocation is much less serious and, once reduced, not an emergency. A visit to an er is warranted for a knee dislocation. Appropriate initial emergency care and evaluation of nerve function and vascular integrity is mandated to avoid catastrophic loss of limb. Orthopaedic care likely involves major reconstructive surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most of the time, patients are referring to patellar instability when the term "dislocated knee" is used. Patellar instability can take a couple of months of pt to recover. Sometimes, surgery is needed. On the other hand, a true dislocated knee is a limb-threatening event which needs urgent evaluation and probable surgery. Either way, see an ortho doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Formal Physical Tx: A true knee dislocation is a serious injury. Guided physical therapy both prior to and after surgery (often required to regain stability) is recommended. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon should be able to answer all your specific questions, as each knee dislocation can be subtley and uniquely different as there are many variables that come into play. A simple kneecap dislocation is less worrisome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very bad injury: If you dislocated your knee, you will have multiple ligaments torn. You will need to have surgery to repair/reconstruct the ligaments. I would reccomend seeing an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in ligament reconstruction. You may need to have more than one surgery depending on damage. If you dislocated your kneecap, you may not need surgery. You will need to wear a brace and do therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Be sure it is not too tight. There are other braces that are much better. Pt is also helpful. ?Is this your first dislocation? Did you have an MRI as this can be associated with other soft tissue problems. *****i assume this is a dislocated kneecap and not the entire knee joint as the latter is an entirely different animal so to speak! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
With a dislocated knee i find it hard to exercise. Are there ways to exercise with out stuffing my knee up even?
Dislocated: Unsure exactly what you are asking, but if the patella is dislocated, if possible it should be reduced. If the knee joint proper is dislocated, that is a potential vascular/medical emergency because of the popliteal artery. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Surgery: A true knee dislocation is a serious, limb threatening injury that needs emergent medical evaluation. Multiple ligaments are torn (acl, pcl, mcl, lcl and plc), damage to the popliteal artery, and common peroneal nerve make this a limb threatening injury. Once stabilized, ligaments are reconstructed, sometimes in staged operations, usually with allograft (cadaver) tissue. Surgeons who perform multi ligament knee surgery should be sought out. ...Read more
Leg extensions...: Hopefully it was dislocated and now has been re-positioned. Also, are we speaking about the patella dislocating? This would be the most common scenario.This usually occurs to the outer knee. You can help this condition by strengthening the inner thigh (quad) muscles by doing leg extensions. Start by doing them with no weight and progress from there. You should consider going to physical therapy. ...Read more
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