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If someone dislocates their knee, can you put it back into place?

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Don't try to push knee back into its original position. Manipulating a dislocated joint can cause severe injury.

From: Knee Dislocation Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

UC San Diego Health System: "Knee Injuries and Problems."

Henrichs, A. , December 2004. Journal of Athletic Training

KidsHealth: "Dislocations Instruction Sheet."

Knee Dislocation Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 24, 2017

SOURCES:

UC San Diego Health System: "Knee Injuries and Problems."

Henrichs, A. , December 2004. Journal of Athletic Training

KidsHealth: "Dislocations Instruction Sheet."

Knee Dislocation Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on October 24, 2017

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