Knee dislocation is a common, yet serious, injury in sports. Football players have a high risk of dislocated knee injury. If the injury requires knee dislocation orthopedic surgery, there are dislocated knee exercises done with the help of the CEDA Health physical therapists to reduce the dislocated knee recovery time football players experience.
While the injury is a common one in football, it also happens in many other sports. A condition called knee subluxation also called patellar subluxation is where the patellar (kneecap) is unstable. This condition can progress to full knee dislocation that requires corrective knee surgery.
Moreover, a knee dislocation injury is not limited to sports. It can happen to anyone, at any age. Medline Plus reports that knee dislocation is common in women and happens when there is a sudden directional change when the leg is firmly planted in place. This sudden turn, increases the stress on the kneecap tremendously, which causes it to dislocate.
A study published in the Bone & Joint Journal notes that severe dislocation of the knee is more likely after repetitive injuries.
The physicians and specialists at CEDA Health know the symptoms of knee dislocation that are reported by Sports Health in common language and easy-to-understand terminology, which are:
- No Mobility – The leg gets stuck while bent. This makes it difficult to move or walk.
- Knee Gives Out – When trying to walk the affected knee may suddenly give out and not be able to support the weight of the body. This can cause a sudden fall and possibly other injuries.
- Kneecap Relocation – The kneecap moves away from the joint area to the outside of the leg.
- Too Much Kneecap Mobility – Even if the kneecap has not moved away from the front of the knee joint, it is possible to move it around from side to side much more than the normal range of motion. The kneecap may feel out of place and not lined up properly, which is commonly called “sloppy knee.”
- Pain Upon Standing – Putting any kind of pressure on the knee, such as standing, causes pain.
- Knee Tenderness – Touching the knee causes pain.
- Bruising – Bruising is commonly caused by impact injuries to the knee.
- Swelling – The knee and the surrounding area swells up. This is commonly called “water on the knee.”
If you have an injury to the knee or experience any of these symptoms then a board-certified orthopedic doctor at one of the Miami CEDA Health clinics near you will be able to make the proper diagnosis and discuss treatment options that include:
- Non-surgical treatment if the injury is fairly minor
- Surgery options, including repair options or knee replacement
- Physical therapy after surgery to aid knee dislocation recovery
Proactive Treatment for Knee Injuries by CEDA Health in Miami, FL
Even if a kneecap injury is only minor, for example, if one just twists the knee but does not dislocate it, it is important to have a medical examination at CEDA Health. This is because, if left untreated, damage can occur to the knee joint, which increases the risk of more serious injuries in the future.
CEDA Health in Miami and Hialeah provides excellent non-surgical options when applicable and orthopedic surgery when necessary, as well as physical therapy for a speedy recovery.
Visit a CEDA Health office near you; meet the doctor, for a personal and comprehensive consultation.
CEDA Health clinics are conveniently located to serve the following areas:
- Aventura, FL
- Coral Gables, FL
- Doral, FL
- Downtown/Little Havana, FL
- FIU/Kendall, FL
- Hialeah, FL
- Key Biscayne, FL
- Miami Beach, FL
- Miami Springs, FL
- South Miami, FL
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Give us a call today to schedule your appointment with one of our highly-skilled orthopedic physicians.
Here are the CEDA Health locations:
CEDA Health – South Miami
6075 Sunset Drive, 4th Floor
South Miami, FL 33143
CEDA Health – FIU/Kendall
11890 SW 8th Street, Suite 400
Miami, FL 33184
CEDA Health – Hialeah
755 East 49th
Hialeah, FL 33013
CEDA Health – Downtown/Little Havana
2190 West Flagler Street
Miami, FL 33135