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How to treat a dislocated knee joint?

How to treat a dislocated knee joint?

Orthopedic Emergency: A knee joint dislocation (tibiofemoral joint) is an orthopaedic emergency. Neurovascular injury needs to be evaluated and managed acutely. Immediate reduction is paramount to the longterm viability of limb presence and function. Once reduction is obtained and maintained (usually via bracing), consideration for surgical repair/reconstruction is undertaken. ...Read more

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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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Is it possible to walk on a dislocated knee or other joint in that area?

Is it possible to walk on a dislocated knee or other joint in that area?

Avoid: Walking on a dislocated joint can cause ligament, tendon, and/or cartilage tears and can lead to immediate and longterm complications. ...Read more

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What to do about my dislocated knee?

What to do about my dislocated knee?

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 more

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Dislocated knee, still in pain, what to do?

Dislocated knee, still in pain, what to do?

Knee pain/ dislocati: must relocate in ER, brace, narcotic pain pills, crutches, elevate... ...Read more

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What the best way to treat a dislocated knee?

What the best way to treat a dislocated knee?

Dislocated is an : Emergency case should be treated as soon as possible usually by close reduction under anesthesia. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time on a dislocated knee?

What is the recovery time on a dislocated knee?

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 more

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What is the best way to rehab a dislocated knee?

See orthopedist: You cannot just rehab a dislocated knee. If the knee is truly dislocated, it needs immediate treatment by an orthopedic surgeon. If you mean that your kneecap or patella subluxs, meaning it has a tendency to slide out of it's groove, usually to the outside of the knee, there are taping techniques as well as certain physical therapy exercises that can be of help for that although sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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What is the recovery period for a dislocated knee?

What is the recovery period for a dislocated knee?

A long time: It depends, because it is related to the resulting damage to the ligaments within the knee from dislocation. For a significant injury, expect a 4-6 month recovery. ...Read more