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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 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

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What is done for a dislocated knee?

What is done for a dislocated knee?

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

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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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How should I treat a dislocated knee?

How should I treat a dislocated knee?

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 more

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What are some signs of a dislocated knee?

Wont bend: If your joint is dislocated it will not properly bend. It also might click and pop into place when you bend it. Then pop out again. I would go see an orthopedic surgeon and have him or her examine your knee. ...Read more

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How does one shower with dislocated knee?

How does one shower with dislocated knee?

Well I assume: You do not have an open wound. Ask your doctor if yuo have one. If you don't just be careful not to fall in the shower. You can bathe normally if your skin is unbroken. ...Read more

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How do you rehabilitate a dislocated knee?

How do you rehabilitate a dislocated knee?

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 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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I think I have dislocated knee, what to do?

I think I have dislocated knee, what to do?

Knee pain: if knee dislocated, ER needs to quickly put back in position to prevent damage to circulation and nerves, if only knee cap, then you may pull in opposite direction to relocate slipped kneecap, then neoprene sleeve, ice packs, elevate ...Read more