Knee Dislocation

It includes dislocation of knee cap (patella) or dislocation of shin bone (tibia & fibula) in relation to thigh bone (femur).

Knee dislocation may be associated with ligament injuries (ACL, PCL, MCL, LCL) & Meniscal (Medial or Lateral) Tears. Vascular & Nerve injuries are also common.

Causes
  • Road traffic injuries
  • Sport injuries
  • Falls
Symptoms
  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Deformity
  • Inability to move the joint
  • Inability to weight bear
  • Numbness & tingling (when associated with nerve injury)
  • No distal Pulses (when associated with vascualr injury)
Investigations
  • X-ray
  • MRI
  • Doppler scan/ CT Angiogram (to rule out vascular injury)
  • EMG/NCV (to rule out nerve injury)
Treatment
Non-Surgical
  • Closed reduction under Aneathesia.
  • Anlgesics
  • Immobilisation – cast / brace 4-6 weeks
Surgical
  • Surgery when closed manipulation fails, when associated with fracures , vascularor nerve injuries.

About Doctor:

Dr. Naveen Reddy is one of the Best Orthopedic Surgeons in Hyderabad. He has over 10 years of experience. Having completed his post graduation in Orthopedics, (D’Ortho and DNB Ortho, he was part of the Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad – 2009-2017. He has had the experience of working with the Best Orthopaedic Surgeons and gained extensive expertise in managing simple, complex trauma, knee and hip replacements. His patients consider him to be the best orthopedic doctor in Hyderabad. He has a fellowship in Hip & Knee Arthroplasty from world-renowned center Galeazzi Institute of Orthopedics, Milan, Italy under Prof Dr Lugi Zagra where he had great exposure and gained knowledge complex Hip & Knee Replacements.

The range of services provided by him includes Trauma – Fracture treatment, Knee Joint Replacement, Hip Joint Replacement, Arthroscopy, Sports Injuries Treatment, PRP & BEMAC Injections, Viscosupplementation, Stem Cell Treatment etc.

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