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What are good cardio workouts after a knee dislocation?

What are good cardio workouts after a knee dislocation?

Knee or kneecap ?: Either way you should receive professional and individual monitoring. Good cardio would include low impact with limited flexing and extending as dictated by the severity of your injury and the amount of healing you have experienced. Cycling, swimming, elliptical and treadmill would all work as long as you do not exceed the degree of healing you have experienced. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...Read more


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Is it safe to go back to the gym after a recent knee dislocation?

Is it safe to go back to the gym after a recent knee dislocation?

Depends on injury: Knee dislocations are generally very high energy injuries with significant ligament and cartilage injuries to the knee. Knee dislocations should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon asap. ...Read more

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I had a right knee dislocation about 3 months ago. I am starting to witness some sharp pains around both my knees, is this a sign of dislocation?

I had a right knee dislocation about 3 months ago. I am starting to witness some sharp pains around both my knees, is this a sign of dislocation?

Lets review your que: is it the same pain you had when you had your dislocation? I am assuming these are intermittent. What makes them worse? better? any swelling? What sports do you play? Is there repetitive movements/ ...Read more

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Why is complete knee dislocation so rare?

Why is complete knee dislocation so rare?

Takes a large force: Fortunately it is rare for a real (not patella) dislocation you must be hit with enough force to tear all 4ligaments in the knee this is a severe injury with a poor prognosis for the future no matter how treated. ...Read more

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What do I do for a possible knee dislocation?

What do I do for a possible knee dislocation?

Go to the ER: A true knee dislocation is related to trauma and a medical emergency that is highly associated with vascular and nerve injuries. Typically the patient presents to the er for further evaluation which may include a vascular study to look for vessel injury. A transient patellar dislocation is not a medical emergency. Tx often begins non operatively with vastus medialis strengthening and bracing. ...Read more

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Does knee dislocation have any long-term consequences?

Does knee dislocation have any long-term consequences?

Yes : Potentially post traumatic arthritis can occur. If you have just a knee cap dislocation, it may predispose you to future dislocations and anterior knee pain and arthritis. If it is your whole knee joint that dislocates, you risk nerve, vessel and ligament injury. This is a much more severe injury than just a patella dislocation. ...Read more

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I need some tips on how to stop limping after knee dislocation?

Knee dislocation: if it's knee cap dislocation, need knee brace, or neoprene sleeve, crutches or cane, ibuprofen, cold packs for few days, if repeat, may need surgery... ...Read more

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I have a knee dislocation, and it is very hard to cope with as it swells and I limp for days?

I have a knee dislocation, and it is very hard to cope with as it swells and I limp for days?

Orthopedic surgeon: Knee dislocations are generally very high energy injuries with significant ligament and cartilage injuries to the knee. Knee dislocations should be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon asap. ...Read more

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What can I expect for a 2nd visit to an orthopedic after a knee dislocation?

What can I expect for a 2nd visit to an orthopedic after a knee dislocation?

Options: Presumably after the acute patella dislocation the physician initiated a brace and period of immobilization. 2nd visit would be appropriate to apply a functional brace to stabilize the patella, initiate range of motion exercises and start muscle rehabilitation. ...Read more