Dislocated Knee

What is a Dislocated Knee?

A dislocated knee occurs when bones that are normally connected at the joint are forced out of place. A dislocated knee can cause severe knee pain, and should be treated promptly. Because a dislocated knee can cause other knee problems, it's important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

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Causes of a Dislocated Knee

A dislocated knee can be caused by many things, but common causes of a dislocated knee include, but are not limited to:

  • Athletic injuries
  • Auto accidents
  • Falling
  • and more

Dislocated Knee Symptoms

In addition to severe knee pain, other dislocated knee symptoms may include:

  • Knee pain to the point of not being able to move the knee
  • Knee swelling or bruising
  • The knee appearing out of place
  • A popping sound at the moment that the dislocated knee occurred

If you or a loved one experiences any of the above dislocated knee symptoms, it's important to seek care from a knee specialist.

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Dislocated Knee Treatments

There are many different dislocated knee treatments, both non-surgical and surgical. The best dislocated knee treatment depends on the severity and specifics of your injury. Dislocated knee treatments may include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • A knee specialist moving the knee back in to place
  • Dislocated knee surgery

Which is the best dislocated knee treatment for you or your loved one's injury? An SOS knee specialist can deliver the total orthopedic care you need.

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