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How To Pop Your Hip Joint
Normal anatomy: It's normal anatomy and physiology for this to happen, especially as we get older. Not to worry. ...Read more
Most commonly: "Locking" is due to a significant "internal derangement" (Torn cartilage) and an MRI is usually the next step. "Popping" may be due to a piece of loose cartilage "hanging" from a tear and "catching"BETWEEN the tibia/femur where they "meet" IN SHORT YOu NEED TO SEE AN ORTHOPEDIST. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
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
Fix knee . . .: Just because an xray shows bone on bone doesn't mean a joint needs to be "fixed". Reason for joint replacement is uncontrolled pain despite maximal medical management where function is impaired. Oftentimes, weight loss is enough to get pain under control. Some benefit from injections of "artificial" joint fluid eg hyaluronic acid and/or steroids. Physical therapy is another great option. ...Read more
Can a displace mensical root cause locking of the knee joint? What causes a knee joint to lock up? Unable to straighten the leg without extreme pain.
Yes: A torn meniscus can cause the knee to "lock" when the flap of meniscus that is torn gets pinched between the femur and tibia. This would be the most common reason for a knee joint to lock although sometimes a loose body which is a little piece of bone can do the same thing. See an orthopedist. ...Read more
It does not.: Relatively benign. Popping caused by the release of gas inside the joint, may be annoying to a listener, bad will not hurt the one cracking away! ...Read more
Get it checks first: See a sports medicine specialist first for an exam to assess how unstable you are and x-rays to screen for a bony injury. You may benefit from rehab/pt or even need shoulder stabilization surgery to minimize chance of additional dislocations and further injury to your shoulder. Best to check. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
NO: the meniscus has nothing to do with stabilizing the knee joint on the grand scale. The ligaments in your knee stabilize your knee. Primarily the MCL, LCL, ACL and PCL ...Read more
You do not: You do not walk on a dislocated knee, it not possible.I assume you are refering to a dislocated patella and in that case the use of special brace that help to keep the knee cal in place will help. ...Read more
Within several weeks: Ligaments can heal depending on their location and function as well as degree of injury but the time is up to 6 weeks. A ligament injury in this area is rare as an isolated injury unless there has been significant injury or trauma to the pelvis. When the sacroiliac joint is involved, there can be development of arthritis which can lead to pain or eventual fusion of that joint. ...Read more
Shoulder Strengthen: The first question is why you are dislocating. If it was after a traumatic event you may need to discuss with a ortho surgeon first to stabilize the shoulder. If atraumatic such as multidirectional instability should do scapular stabilization exercises. These are easily found on the internet. Also, rotator cuff exercises which can be found as part of the exercises called "thrower' 10" program. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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