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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

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How much time will my dislocated knee take to heal?

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

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Will a dislocated knee also cause a PCL tear most of the time?

Will a dislocated knee also cause a PCL tear most of the time?

Yes: Pcl tears typically result from a dislocated knee. In knee dislocations, multiple ligaments are torn including the acl, pcl, and one of the collateral ligaments. Isolated PCL injuries are somewhat rare and usually occur from a direct blow to the top of knee such as a dashboard impact during a car accident or a fall directly onto a bent knee. ...Read more

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What is the recovery period for a dislocated knee?

What is the recovery period for a dislocated knee?

A long time: It depends, because it is related to the resulting damage to the ligaments within the knee from dislocation. For a significant injury, expect a 4-6 month recovery. ...Read more

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Is it possible to push a dislocated knee back into place after a long period of time has passed?

Unsure: A dislocated knee would not have allowed to to use it at all. I am guessing you are referring to your kneecap and tracking issues you are having. This can be treated and a knee specialist can help. ...Read more

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4yrs ago dislocated knee sitting in a chair and x-rays done to search for break, none now both knees hurt all the time feel like gunna lock?

Knee locking: The x-ray would not reveal a soft tissue injury, like a meniscus tear, but an MRI of the knee can. A meniscus tear may explain why your knee is locking. The tear can worsen as menisci have poor blood supply centrally. It may undergo degeneration, develop arthritic changes and cause more mechanical problems like giving way due to joint instability and add stress or injury to your other knee. ...Read more

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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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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

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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

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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

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