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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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Dislocated Knee (Definition)

When the bones of the leg (the tibia and fibula) are moved in relation to the bone ...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

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What can I do to exercise a dislocated knee?

What can I do to exercise a dislocated knee?

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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How long does a dislocated knee take to heal?

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

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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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How much time will my dislocated knee take to heal?

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..?? ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Will ACE bandaging help my dislocated knee? Temporarily?

Will ACE bandaging help my dislocated knee? Temporarily?

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 more

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How long do I use my crutches for for a dislocated knee?

How long do I use my crutches for for a dislocated knee?

Most likely months: You will have to use crutches for a while and the you will use them after your surgery for up to 4-6 weeks at least depending on what needs to be reconstructed. ...Read more

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

6-12 months: It may never completely heal without surgery, but may take 6-12 months for maximum improvement. ...Read more

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How long can a person function with an untreated dislocated knee?

How long can a person function with an untreated dislocated knee?

Depends on patient: If you have dislocated your knee, normal function will be difficult. Your knee is very unstable and could give way with any step you take. If you wore a brace that gave you stability for the torn ligaments, you may be able to function fairly well. It really depends on your activity level as well. If you are very active, a brace probably won't be enough. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more