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Medicine For Dislocated Knee
Think I have bronchitis coughing up Mucus for forever cuz I smoke pot. Dislocated knee exercising so can't walk. Should I take cough medicine?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Limited: Dislocated knee is a very serious injury. It is typically associated with both ligament and meniscus damage within the knee joint. Nerve and vascular damage can occur. You need to make sure this is thoroughly evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. I see you are from walnut creek. Dr. Laura timmerman is a board certified orthopedist and sports medicine trained physician in your city. Please call her. ...Read more
Absolutely!: A true knee dislocation, not just the kneecap, needs to be reduced as soon as possible. You are at risk for damage to major neurovascular structures with a dislocation. You could lose the blood and nervous supply to your lower leg. This could leg to vascular injury and worse case scenario losing your leg. ...Read more
Let me ask you:
This was dislocated knee or knee cap (patella).
If it is dislocated knee this a serious injury and should be followed to know any structure been damage inside the knee which could your pain.
If the knee cap was dislocated, also you have to treat it for possible compilations. ...Read more
With a dislocated knee I find it hard to exercise. Are there ways to exercise with out stuffing my knee up even?
Sometimes.: If you dislocate your patella and it remains dislocated, then you will see it on X-Ray. Similar findings are seen at other joints in the knee, possibly with fractures. However, in adults more than 50% of the dislocations are NOT seen on X-Ray because these joints tend to spontaneously reduce after the injury. In these cases, a dislocation with possible fracture is best seen with MRI or CT study. ...Read more
Here are some...: Organ or tissue removal should be the last resort of medical care after no hope to survive and to restore its presumptive function. So, dislocated knee alone should not lead to amputation unless the circulation to lower extremity is deprived enough to render the local tissue nonviable and irreversalble to restore its designated function. So, ask the treating doc for definite individual specifics. ...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
See orthopedist: You cannot just rehab a dislocated knee. If the knee is truly dislocated, it needs immediate treatment by an orthopedic surgeon. If you mean that your kneecap or patella subluxs, meaning it has a tendency to slide out of it's groove, usually to the outside of the knee, there are taping techniques as well as certain physical therapy exercises that can be of help for that although sometimes surgery. ...Read more
See below: The major finding is gross instability because of massive ligamentous injury. ...Read more