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Dislocation of the knee

Also known as Knee Dislocation and Dislocated Knee

Slippage of the FEMUR off the TIBIA.

Source: MeSH

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with dislocation of the knee, 95% report having knee pain, 30% report having knee swelling, and 30% report having shoulder pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of dislocation of the knee are knee pain, knee swelling, and knee stiffness or tightness, although you may still have dislocation of the knee without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with dislocation of the knee often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, application of splint, physical therapy exercises, magnetic resonance imaging, other diagnostic procedures (interview; evaluation; consultation), electroencephalogram (eeg) and other non-or therapeutic procedures on musculoskeletal system .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with dislocation of the knee include triamcinolone topical product, acetaminophen / aspirin / caffeine, triamterene, glucosamine, bupivacaine, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine, mecamylamine, grepafloxacin (raxar), malathion topical, gemtuzumab (mylotarg), gadoteridol (prohance), carbinoxamine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine and devil's claw preparation .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for dislocation of the knee include age 15-29 years. On the other hand, age 75+ years, age 1-4 years, and age < 1 years almost never get dislocation of the knee.

Age

< 1 years
0.0x
1-4 years
0.0x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
2.1x
30-44 years
1.4x
45-59 years
0.6x
60-74 years
1.3x
75+ years
0.0x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
0.7x
White
1.1x
Other
1.1x
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