Top
30
Doctor insights on: Medicine For Dislocated Knee

Share
1

1
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?

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?

See doc: Sounds like you should see the doctor for the bronchitis and the knee. You should also stop that pot smoking. Not good for your long term health ...Read more

Dislocated Knee (Definition)

When the bones of the leg (the tibia and fibula) are moved in relation to the bone ...Read more


2

2
What is done for a dislocated knee?

What is done for a dislocated knee?

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

3

3
What to do about my dislocated knee?

What to do about my dislocated knee?

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

4

4
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

5

5
What are some signs of a dislocated knee?

Wont bend: 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

6

6
How does one shower with dislocated knee?

How does one shower with dislocated knee?

Well I assume: You do not have an open wound. Ask your doctor if yuo have one.

If you don't just be careful not to fall in the shower.

You can bathe normally if your skin is unbroken. ...Read more

7

7
How do you rehabilitate a dislocated knee?

How do you rehabilitate a dislocated knee?

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

8

8
Dislocated knee, still in pain, what to do?

Dislocated knee, still in pain, what to do?

Knee pain/ dislocati: Must relocate in ER, brace, narcotic pain pills, crutches, elevate... ...Read more

9

9
I think I have dislocated knee, what to do?

I think I have dislocated knee, what to do?

Knee pain: If knee dislocated, ER needs to quickly put back in position to prevent damage to circulation and nerves, if only knee cap, then you may pull in opposite direction to relocate slipped kneecap, then neoprene sleeve, ice packs, elevate ...Read more

10

10
What can I do to exercise a dislocated knee?

What can I do to exercise a dislocated knee?

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

11

11
How long does a dislocated knee take to heal?

How long does a dislocated knee take to heal?

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

12

12
What the best way to treat a dislocated knee?

Dislocated is an: Emergency case should be treated as soon as possible usually by close reduction under anesthesia. ...Read more

13

13
What is the recovery time on a dislocated knee?

What is the recovery time on a dislocated knee?

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

14

14
How much time will my dislocated knee take to heal?

Knee pain: Is it dislocated kneecap...if treated...3 days. If knee joint relocated in ER, splinted, crutches, iced alt heat, elevated, pain meds, anti-inflammatory meds....then follow up clinic 3 days...circulation/nerves OK, then one week.?? ...Read more

15

15
How long does it take to heal from a dislocated knee?

How long does it take to heal from a dislocated knee?

2-3 months.: A true knee dislocation can heal in 2-3 months, but you may need another 3-4 months of physical therapy. You should be seeing an orthopedic knee specialist. ...Read more

16

16
Will ACE bandaging help my dislocated knee? Temporarily?

Will ACE bandaging help my dislocated knee? Temporarily?

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

17

17
How long do I use my crutches for for a dislocated knee?

How long do I use my crutches for for a dislocated knee?

Most likely months: You will have to use crutches for a while and the you will use them after your surgery for up to 4-6 weeks at least depending on what needs to be reconstructed. ...Read more

18

18
How long does it take for a dislocated knee to completely heal?

6-12 months: It may never completely heal without surgery, but may take 6-12 months for maximum improvement. ...Read more

19

19
How long can a person function with an untreated dislocated knee?

How long can a person function with an untreated dislocated knee?

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

20

20
How long does it normally take for a dislocated knee to completely heal?

How long does it normally take for a dislocated knee to completely heal?

About 8 weeks: You tear a lot when you dislocate your knee and you can also have associated stress fractures. Make sure to get an MRI of your knee done at 3t is possible. We see more detail at 3t. ...Read more

21

21
What are some activities I can participate in when I have a dislocated knee?

What are some activities I can participate in when I have a dislocated knee?

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

22

22
Would it be bad to sit in a car bad for over 50 hours with a dislocated knee?

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

23

23
Why is an old injury that happened a year ago still hurting me? It was a dislocated knee.

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

24

24
With a dislocated knee I find it hard to exercise. Are there ways to exercise with out stuffing my knee up even?

With a dislocated knee I find it hard to exercise. Are there ways to exercise with out stuffing my knee up even?

Dislocated: Unsure exactly what you are asking, but if the patella is dislocated, if possible it should be reduced. If the knee joint proper is dislocated, that is a potential vascular/medical emergency because of the popliteal artery. ...Read more

25

25
Would a dislocated knee show on x-ray?

Would a dislocated knee show on x-ray?

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

26

26
How can dislocated knee cause amputation?

How can dislocated knee cause amputation?

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

27

27
What can you do to walk on a dislocated knee?

What can you do to walk on a dislocated knee?

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

28

28
What is the best way to rehab a dislocated knee?

What is the best way to rehab a dislocated knee?

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