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Dislocated Fibula

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A few months ago I dislocated my fibula (upper, below the knee). Apparently its from months of leg curls on a badly designed machine and some torquing/repetitious movements in my martial arts classes.After many sessions my chiroprator finally taught me how to pop it back into place myself, but it goes out up to a dozen times a day.I’m at a loss, I don’t relish the thought of surgery/recovery. I have a serious martial arts test coming up soon and don’t want to miss it (after I can take time off if I have to). So here are my questions:1. are there any supports that could possibly help out (like the patella stabilizer straps, right now I use basic knee supports in the same area)?2. is there any type of operation/therapy that can be done or am I just doomed to have this thing pop out on me for all eternity?

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    I dislocated my fibula in college – some 15 years ago landing wrong in gymnastics. After the ER dr popped it back in, I was in cast for 6 weeks from upper thigh to ankle. I never went to PT, as I was 18 and stupid at the time. Just this weekend, I again popped it out sliding into second base – fortunately it went back in again on it’s own – but its very sore and feels like it wants to pop out again. I’d welcome any strengthening exercises. My theory is to use it as much as possible to strengthen it, but to also stretch it as much as possible as well. Mine feels better the more I walk on it. Too much immobility is not good.

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      HelloJust came across your postings. I dislocated my fibula whilst on holiday in San Fracisco. I just slipped and landed awkwardly. I managed to get back home but had a nightmare as no-one could work out what I’d done. Eventually an orthopeadic surgeon worked it out and again said it was so unusual and had only seen it once before. After 6 months I had surgery to pin it in place as it was constantly dislocating. The operation went well although I know have problems with my knee cap as it is not aligned correctly. I have started to do exercise and in time, hope to lead a normal life as possible. Hope this helps

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    Hi Gary I have the same problem and its really worrying me. I take my lifting very serious and I’m afraid I won’t be able to squat anymore.. Did you find a solution to this problem?

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