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What Should I Do About A Dislocated Hip
See your surgeon: A dislocated shoulder tends to continue to dislocate, each time causing damage that makes the problem worse each time. Surgery is not always needed, but the evaluation is import to address your individual situation. Please see your friendly neighborhood sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for assistance! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: It depends on many factors that you should go over in detail with a sports medicine or shoulder surgeon. How loose your ligaments are, your activity level, age, previous dislocations, and athletic involvement all help to determine your risk of having additional pain or dislocations. You may or may not decide upon surgery after such a discussion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depend on the type: The treatment of a shoulder fracture depends on the type of fracture. Some require surgery to optimize the long-term function of the shoulder, others can be treated with a sling and therapy alone. Best to see an orthopaedic surgeon for an exam and x-rays to make sure that your fracture is treated appropriately. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dislocated Jaw: A broken jaw is a fracture in the jaw bone. A dislocated jaw means the lower part of the jaw has moved out of its normal position at one or both joints where the jaw approximates the skull. Both conditions are best treated by a qualified physician or oral surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a specialist: The first thing you should do is talk to your orthopaedic surgeon and tell him or her the problem you are having. If you are unable to get the answers you need there, you need to seek a 2nd opinion. Find an orthopaedic surgeon, who specializes in adult reconstruction. University health systems are a good place to start. You'll need new x-rays and an infection work-up for evaluation & treatment. ...Read more
RICE: Rest ice compression and elevation are hallmarks of initial treatment however don't think "sprain" just because someone said you didn't fracture. There are many sprains that are sever and need treatment, there are fracture that are not seen on initial films. Go see a hand surgeon for follow up. ...Read more
See orthopedist: After its put back in, rest it and avoid painful maneuvers especially the throwing position. You may use a sling for a few weeks if desired. Gradually, your activity level can be increased with a supervised rehab. Program. Discuss definitive treatment with a sports orthopedist to determine your options. Surgical and non-surgical treatment options are supported for a first time dislocator. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See details: I love questions like this when no specifics are offered. If you have pain, have it evaluated. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what has already been done, the advancement of it, the degree of discomfort you are experiencing. You will need to modify the way you walk, starting with the shoes you wear. You may need a knee brace to improve mechanics of it. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) anti-inflammatory meds, glucosamine may be something to start. Physical therapy, steroid and hyaluronic acid injections is another option. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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