Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

This depends on ... What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments.

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I dislocated my knee and have a piece of fractured bone under my kneecap what's my options?

Probable surgery. A dislocated knee is a serious injury. Often there are multiple ligaments torn,cartilage injury, and occasionally nerve injury.The first step would be to have a thorough evaluation by a knee specialist. It is likely that you will require surgery. The nature of the surgery will be determined by your examination. Surgery may consist of an arthroscopy, removal of the bone, and ligament reconstruction. Read more...
Surgery. If there's a piece of bone floating around in your knee joint, it most likely will need to be removed, hopefully it can be done arthroscopically. Read more...

Can a dislocated knee cause a fracture in the femur and bone bruising?

Dislocated knee. Differentiate between dislocated patella and a dislocated knee--but, yes, both can cause fracture and bone bruise. Higher energy injury may be the culprit. Read more...
Dislocated Knee. A dislocated knee is when the tibia and femur dislocate. This is a true orthopedic emergency. More common is a patella that is dislocating or subluxating. If the knee truely dislocated then it usually occurs from high speed trauma and a fracture can occur. However, usually the ligaments rupture and i cannot recall seeing a femur fracture. Now bone edema or contusion will invariably occur. Read more...

What are the treatment options for a dislocated knee?

Dislocated knee. A dislocated knee usually refers to a complete or near complete separation of the tibia relative to the femur (thigh bone). Depending on the location of the tibia dictates ligament and soft tissue injury. Typically an x ray is performed following a careful neurovascular assessment of the limb. The peroneal nerve should be checked along with the distal pulses at the level of the foot. Read more...

What are some treatment options for a dislocated knee?

First reduction. Dislocating your knee not just you patella implies injuring 2 to 3 major ligaments in your knee. Trying casting often leads to stiffness. If old and recurrent instability you could try a brace but may need to reconstruct he torn ligaments. Read more...

What's the physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap entails?

Dislocated patella. Need to protect it to avoid further damage. Progressive stretch, strengthening, gentle range of motion, modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound, tens, etc. Bracing or taping, vmo exercises, etc. Read more...

What is involved in physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap?

Patellar dislocation. Swelling control, range of motion, patellar mobilization and stretching of lateral structures, strengthening of medial structures and hip abductions, return to function activity as able. This is a progressive activity to identify strength and weaknesses and provide function improvement while returning to activity and preventing recurrence. Read more...