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What will a doctor do to treat a dislocated knee?

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At the hospital, a doctor will realign the joint, perhaps under anesthesia, and assess how much the dislocation has damaged the bones and surrounding tissues and blood vessels. Treatment may include stabilizing the knee with splints. Surgery is sometimes necessary.

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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