How to treat a dislocated knee joint?

Orthopedic Emergency. A knee joint dislocation (tibiofemoral joint) is an orthopaedic emergency. Neurovascular injury needs to be evaluated and managed acutely. Immediate reduction is paramount to the longterm viability of limb presence and function. Once reduction is obtained and maintained (usually via bracing), consideration for surgical repair/reconstruction is undertaken.

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Knee joint dislocated five year back. Still patella is not in his poition, legaments broken, not able to bear weight. Is dis possible to replace knee.

Dislocated knee. It sounds like this may require surgery. Get a MRI test and discuss with an orthopedic surgeon. Read more...
Depends on joint. The important question is, what is it a knee dislocation or patella dislocation? You would definitely need to start with a new MRI to evaluate it further. Once that is done, then the best care and plan can be made for the knee. Read more...

How to treat a dislocated knee cap?

Rest then therapy. Initially, the knee cap should be relocated and then immobilized. Once the swelling and pain decreases within a few weeks, gentle exercises can be started. If the kneecap continues to dislocate, surgery is indicated. Otherwise, initial immobilization followed by physical therapy. Read more...
Evaluation Is Key. After reduction and conservative measures to control pain and swelling, the key is to identify associated injuries. If there is a cartilage or osteochondral injury per mri, that problem is managed. If the injury is isolated to the medial patellofemoral ligament, then rehabilitation is the treatment for first time patellar dislocations. Recurrent dislocations are treated differently. Read more...