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Knee Dislocation (cont.)

Knee Dislocation Symptoms and Signs

Knee dislocation will always cause severe pain in the knee. Sometimes, there will be no feeling below the knee. If the knee relocates, it will become swollen from fluid in the knee and be painful with any movement. Very serious symptoms include loss of a pulse below the knee or loss of feeling or movement below the knee.

When to Seek Medical Care for Knee Dislocation

If a dislocated knee injury is suspected, there is likely severe ligament injury. Go to the nearest hospital's emergency department. Seek care for these reasons:

  • Extreme pain or swelling after a serious injury (such as a car crash)
  • An obvious deformity of the knee
  • Numbness in the foot
  • No pulses in the foot

Go to the hospital's emergency department for medical care for a dislocated knee immediately.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/18/2016

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