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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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Dislocated Knee (Definition)

A condition where a bone in the knee joint moves significantly away from its normal position, due to injury or ...Read more


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How should I treat a torn meniscus?

How should I treat a torn meniscus?

Depends on symptoms: Not all meniscal tears are managed the same way. Tear specifics (such as chronicity, tear morphology and location), patient specifics (age, activity level, symptoms of pain/catching) play a major role in determining whether operative (arthroscopic repair vs. Debridement) or nonoperative management is best. You should discuss your specific tear with your orthopaedic surgeon to asses your options. ...Read more

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How should I treat a ligament sprain?

How should I treat a ligament sprain?

First aid: For a sprain involves rest, ice, elevation and compression (ace bandage). Minor sprains feel better in a day or so (the older we get, the longer it takes). If you're not noticeably better in 1-2 days (or are in agony now), you must see a doctor. In general, orthopedists treat sprains. If it's your foot or ankle, you can also see a podiatrist. Feel better! ...Read more

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How should I treat a torn ligament?

How should I treat a torn ligament?

Ligament dependent: Not all ligaments or degrees of ligament injury are treated the same. Some ligament injuries require simple supportive care (rest, ice, compression, elevation- rice). Others may benefit from a course of bracing. Still others may mandate surgical repair or reconstruction. Pending initial evaluation by a qualified healthcare provider, rice combined with immobilization is a safe plan of action. ...Read more

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How do you treat a knee fracture?

How do you treat a knee fracture?

It depends.: This is too broad a question to be satisfactorily answered without getting more specifc details about the injury. Many fractures can be treated nonoperatively, but others require surgery to maintain the postion or correct mal-alignment or mal-position of fracture fragments. If you have had x-rays confirming that a fracture is present, you should be evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How should you treat a sprained wrist?

How should you treat a sprained wrist?

Wrist sprain: Rest , ice, compression and elevation. Brace for support and compression . Ice and elevation to treat pain and swelling. If not improved overnight seek medical care. ...Read more

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How do you treat a sprained knee?

How do you treat a sprained knee?

Knee sprain: Depends on the severity of the injury . Minor .try rest ,ice compression and gentle stretch . If you have significant pain ,swelling , increased by weight bearing than you should be seen by an orhopaedist ...Read more

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How do you treat a dislocated wrist?

How do you treat a dislocated wrist?

Needs reduction : Recommend an orthopedics specialist to evaluate if dislocation is present as it requires anesthesia and reduction. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need surgery from a dislocated knee cap a year ago?

How do I know if I need surgery from a dislocated knee cap a year ago?

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

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What should I do to get a dislocated hip fixed?

What should I do to get a dislocated hip fixed?

Urgent evaluation: Urgent evaluation in an emergency room to have the dislocation out back in place. ...Read more

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How should I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

How should I treat a torn shoulder muscle?

See an ortho doc: A "torn shoulder muscle" most commonly refers to a rotator cuff tear. Some patients will have rotator cuff tears that are amenable to initial non-operative management while others will require more aggressive treatment to lessen the risk of long-term shoulder dysfunction. An orthopedic surgeon with an expertise in shoulders, after an office evaluation, can best advise you. ...Read more

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How should I handle a dislocated thumb?

How should I handle a dislocated thumb?

Protect: If it has been reduced (set back into position), splint until non-tender and gradually resume range of motion and progress to normal use. ...Read more

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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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How do I care for a knee injury?

How do I care for a knee injury?

Ice.: Ice your knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How can you treat a dislocated hip?

How can you treat a dislocated hip?

Relocation: Whether the hip is artificial or native prompt reduction decreases pain and restores function. Due to the spasm of very large muscles around the hip reduction usually requires anesthesia and significant force to put back into place. ...Read more

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How long do docs recommend I should I rest to completely heal a hip joint inflammation?

How long do docs recommend I should I rest to completely heal a hip joint inflammation?

See details: It depends on the source of the pain or inflammation. Is it hip joint, bursitis, tendinitis or referred pain from the back? Discuss this issue with an orthopedist. ...Read more

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How should the doctor treat my MCL knee sprain?

How should the doctor treat my MCL knee sprain?

MCL sprain: It depends upon the severity and other associated injuries, such as meniscal tear, acl and PCL and lcl tear. A mild sprain (grade ! mcl) just requires rest/possible short term bracing. Isolated mcls usually don't require surgery. If surgery is being done for other reasons and the mcl is grade 3 (complete), then surgery can be entertained. ...Read more

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What should I do for a dislocated shoulder?

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What should I do for a dislocated shoulder?

Depends: It depends on many factors that you should go over in detail with a sports medicine or shoulder surgeon. How loose your ligaments are, your activity level, age, previous dislocations, and athletic involvement all help to determine your risk of having additional pain or dislocations. You may or may not decide upon surgery after such a discussion. ...Read more

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I have a swollen knee again; what should I do to avoid another arthroscopic surgery for septic knee?

I have a swollen knee again; what should I do to avoid another arthroscopic surgery for septic knee?

See your doctor: Assuming by your question you have had a septic knee previously, you need to be evaluated quickly. If infection is present in your knee, timely treatment is essential. You may not be able to avoid another surgery, but quick treatment could help you avoid more major treatment. ...Read more