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A knee dislocation occurs when the bones that form the knee are out of place. A knee dislocation, more specifically, is when the bones of the leg (the tibia and fibula) are moved in relation to the bone in the thigh (femur). Symptoms of kneecap dislocation include:
• Knee appears to be deformed
• Knee is bent and cannot be straightened out
• Kneecap (patella) dislocates to the outside of the knee
• Knee pain and tenderness
• Knee swelling
HOW IS KNEE DISLOCATION DIAGNOSED?
An Orthopedician will diagnose a Knee Dislocation by examining the knee and performing an X-Ray to get a clear image of the knee and the ligaments. If a dislocated knee injury is suspected, the patient will undergo excruciating pain and numbness in the foot.
HOW IS KNEE DISLOCATION TREATED?
Treatment needs a lot of self-care at home. The doctor will perform a relocation of the joint. In order to prevent further injury and to ensure quick healing, the doctor may also immobilize the knee joint by using a splint or immobilizer.
DID YOU KNOW?
Knee dislocation is more prevalent in women, especially in those who are overweight