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.
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
- 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.