dislocated knee

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I dislocated my left leg playing rugby just over a week ago went to hospital a day later had an x-ray which showed no fracture. The leg was then drained of 50ml of blood and imobalised with a fixed steel leg splint(cricket pad splint). The doctor didn’t seem to know what he was doing. I’m wearing the splint for most of the day but am taking it off for periods. I can walk on the leg but with a slight limp. The swelling has almost completely gone now aswell. I am unable to move the knee back past 90 degrees if sitting down. If I try I can feel tightness and slight pain down the outside of my thigh and knee. The tightness is to the top of mt thigh but only on the outside. Could you give me your opinion of what is damaged and what to do from there?

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    First off, was it a true knee dislocation, or was it a dislocated patella (knee cap)? There’s a BIG difference. I would follow up with an orthopedic physician and ask for an MRI. This will tell you exactly what is going on. Just by what you are telling me, it sounds like it could be a meniscus (cartilage) problem.


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    I’ve dislocated my kneecap a bunch of times. I finally had to have surgery because it was happening so often. Swelling is normal, and if your knee doesn’t want to bend don’t make it! It will just make the knee cap pop out again (I learned this the hard way) Take anti-inflamatorys and see an othorpedist, they’ll recommend physical therapy, which hopefully will fix the problem for you. Good luck!


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