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How Can I Heal A Dislocated Knee Cap
Evaluation Is Key: After reduction and conservative measures to control pain and swelling, the key is to identify associated injuries. If there is a cartilage or osteochondral injury per mri, that problem is managed. If the injury is isolated to the medial patellofemoral ligament, then rehabilitation is the treatment for first time patellar dislocations. Recurrent dislocations are treated differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually yes: Assuming that you have no other injuries to the knee, you should be able to bear weight after this injury. ...Read more
Continued symptoms: If you are having continued problems with your knee, surgery may be indicated. Some concerning complaints: your knee cap continues to dislocate, or feels unstable, pain, swelling, etc. ...Read more
14yr old daughter has partial dislocated knee cap. 3 weeks on still unable to straighten leg, still in pain. Is anything else going on?
Maybe: See a doctor right away. Sounds like she is in pain and that is never normal. ...Read more
Patellar dislocation: Swelling control, range of motion, patellar mobilization and stretching of lateral structures, strengthening of medial structures and hip abductions, return to function activity as able. This is a progressive activity to identify strength and weaknesses and provide function improvement while returning to activity and preventing recurrence. ...Read more
Home Exercises: In general, depending on patient age, athletic level etc, a first time patella dislocation is treated non-operatively with a brace and physical therapy. However, realize that there is a 50% chance of a recurrent dislocation. Surgery is indicated for those. Ligament reconstructions to ostoetomies (cutting bone to realign bones) can be done. Http://nycsportsmed. Com/knee-foot-and-ankle. Html. ...Read more
Diagnosed with dislocated knee, was immobilized now PT. Having sharp pain below the knee almost in shin, some swelling, knee cap very loose. Worried?
Had dislocated knee cap 5 weeks ago. Dr is making me start phys therapy in 2 day. It hurts worse now than when I did it. He said No MRI. 2nd opinion?
Dislocated knee cap 3 weeks moved outside knee I straightend leg it went back in place, very swollen, weightbearing ok, stiff, ok walk without brace?
G-daughter had 2 knee surgeries n < a yr 2 fix dislocated knee cap still limited n using knee w/o pain now has patellar tendonitis what % 4 future use?
Refer to answer: Usually patella tendonitis is due muscle power disproportion. Unfortunately what most physical therapist concentrate on quad exercise. Buy a pair of ankle weights of 20 lbs. Put it on her ankle. Lie on stomach and do back ward leg exercises 100 set per day. Twice a day each time for 15 minutes put ice pack on patella tendon. Cold lazer three secession helps it tremendously. ...Read more
I have a tear legment and a dislocated knee cap n the surgeon won't help n I saw one last year n this year. Can a regular er doctor make the call for surgery or do I have to go see a surgeon again?
See ORTHO who fixes: Recurrent patellar instability is a common knee problem. Given the fact that you have already failed no operative therapy (assumed from your question and history), you are likely a good candidate to consider for patellar stabilization surgery via an MPFL reconstruction and possible redirecting tibial tubercle osteotomy. Definitely need to become comfortable with new ORTHO surgeon who will operate ...Read more
Not normal: At all, but it does happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
You mean knee cap: Or the knee itself. Knee cap with no complications it take 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more
I dislocated my knee cap, to the inside of my knee (towards the centerline of body). What can I do?
See your doc: The kneecap has a groove that it glides in naturally. If it dislocates it is usually associated with pain and swelling. In some cases the kneecap will spontaneously go back into place but in others medical assistance is required to return it to the groove. Complications may include fracture, cartilage defect, persistent instability. See your doc to fully evaluate for these complications. ...Read more
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