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Knee Dislocation (cont.)

Knee Dislocation 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 the leg will be crooked or angulated.
  • Sometimes, knee dislocations relocate (go back into place) on their own. In this case, the knee will be very swollen and painful. Even if the knee relocates, usually significant damage (tearing) of ligaments has occurred.

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