Can I use a hinged knee stabilizer with a dislocated knee?

Locked brace better. A lockable hinged brace can be used if the knee can be confirmed to remain stable/reduced. Early range of motion and quadriceps rehab is likewise OK if reduction confirmed. Surgery, if warranted, usually delayed until knee less swollen and angry.

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Using hinged knee stabilizer with a dislocated knee, is this okay?

Depends on what. Patella/knee cap dislocations usually require a patella stabilizing brace and pt with surgery if persistant pain/dislocations. A true knee dislocation is rareer and more serious with multiple ligament tears to allow it to occur.Brace must maintain the reduction. Rehab includes a hinged knee stabilizer and physical therapy. Takes a while to recover and surgery considered after 1-2 months pt. Read more...

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...

G-daughter had 2 knee surgeries n < a yr 2 fix dislocated knee cap still limited n using knee w/o pain now has patellar tendonitis what % 4 future use?

Refer to answer. Usually patella tendonitis is due muscle power disproportion. Unfortunately what most physical therapist concentrate on quad exercise. Buy a pair of ankle weights of 20 lbs. Put it on her ankle. Lie on stomach and do back ward leg exercises 100 set per day. Twice a day each time for 15 minutes put ice pack on patella tendon. Cold lazer three secession helps it tremendously. Read more...