What is Knee Dislocation?

A knee dislocation occurs when the bones that form your knee are out of place.

The bones of your calf (the tibia and fibula) get moved compared to the bone of your thigh (femur). The bones of your knee are held together by strong bands of tissue, called ligaments. For a knee dislocation to happen, these bands have to tear.

What are the symptoms?

Specifically, there will be a large amount of pain in the knee. Sometimes, there will be no feeling below the knee. If the knee relocates, it will become swollen. You may not be able to feel a pulse (your heartbeat) in your foot.

What are the causes?

Knee dislocations are rare. They usually happen only after major trauma, including falls, car crashes, and other high-speed injuries.

  • If the knee is dislocated, it will look deformed. The usual straight line of your leg will be crooked.
  • Sometimes, knee dislocations relocate (go back into place) on their own. In this case, the knee will be very swollen and painful.

Treatment of MCL Tear

  • Relocation of your knee
  • Immobilization
  • Surgery

 

Patella (Knee Cap) Pain – Drilling/Microfracture