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Doctor insights on: Does A Phantom Sensation In The Knee On The Verge Of Dislocation

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...Read more


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What are good cardio workouts after a knee dislocation?

What are good cardio workouts after a knee dislocation?

Knee or kneecap ?: Either way you should receive professional and individual monitoring. Good cardio would include low impact with limited flexing and extending as dictated by the severity of your injury and the amount of healing you have experienced. Cycling, swimming, elliptical and treadmill would all work as long as you do not exceed the degree of healing you have experienced. ...Read more

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What are ways to treat knee dislocations without surgery?

What are ways to treat knee dislocations without surgery?

PT and brace: Physical therapy and bracing can be tried, but most knee dislocations will have ongoing instability requiring surgery. ...Read more

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At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

SLR's: Straight leg raises w/ a 1 or 2 lb. Ankle wt. On a daily basis(start w/ 25 and buld up to 100 per day).Lay flat on back, bend good knee to 90 degrees;.Then bring ankle back on weak leg(tightening hamstring group) then tighten quads and pick up leg and hold a foot or so off floor or couch and hold for a count of 10.Then let down relax both muscle groups and then repeat.Look up diagram of exercise. ...Read more

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Can somebody give me advice for knee swelling after dislocation?

Can somebody give me advice for knee swelling after dislocation?

Many possibilities: Knee swelling can be due to many things such as gout, infection, or due to tendon, cartilage, or bone abnormalities. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to go back to the gym after a recent knee dislocation?

Depends on injury: Knee dislocations are generally very high energy injuries with significant ligament and cartilage injuries to the knee. Knee dislocations should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon asap. ...Read more

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How long it takes for a knee patella dislocation to back in place?

How long it takes for a knee patella dislocation to back in place?

Needs help to fix: If you've truly dislocated your patella, then you should seek care right away so that the dislocation can be reduced, and any further care for the injury can be rendered. Splint the leg in your position of comfort and apply an ice pack, then get to the ER. If this is a chronic problem, then you may benefit from physical therapy, and perhaps a brace. Consultation with an ortho or sports med. ...Read more