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Knee Dislocation (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

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.

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