Doctors for Kneecap Dislocation in Ponekkara, Kochi
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Kneecap Dislocation is an injury to the knee that causes dislocation of the patella (kneecap). The kneecap may dislocate laterally on the outside of the leg. Dislocation may occur due to trauma or sudden twisting of knee. Symptoms are:
• Deformed appearance of knee
• Bent appearance of knee
• Sever pain in and around the knee
• Dislocation of patella outside the knee
• Swelling and tenderness around the knee
• Sloppiness in walking or limping
HOW IS KNEECAP DISLOCATION DIAGNOSED?
The health care practitioner or the specialist will perform a physical examination to diagnose the condition along with details of medical history. A knee x-ray and, sometimes, MRIs should be done to make sure that the dislocation did not cause a broken bone or cartilage damage.
HOW IS KNEECAP DISLOCATION TREATED?
The goal of the Kneecap Dislocation treatment is to reduce the pressure on the kneecap. Therefore, it is highly advised to take proper rest and prescribed medication to stabilize the kneecap. In some cases, the doctor may recommend physical therapy to strengthen the kneecap to prevent further knee misalignment.
DID YOU KNOW?
Surgery is generally not recommended for young people as it may impede the normal growth of the structures in the knee.