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Painful Dislocate Kneecap

I dislocated my knee cap badly a few weeks ago while i was on holiday. I was told by the specialist that i have snapped the dislocation was extremley bad and i have ripped all the muscles and ligaments around my knee. I've been told i need a cast on for 6 weeks and if the ligaments dont start to heal i will need surgery. I'm currently getting a lot of pain down my leg and getting pins and needles and knee spasms. Yesterday i also heard a clicking noise when i put weight on my leg and it has been more painful since. Any advice on what i did yesterday or why the pain is so bad even though im on strong painkillers??
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1711789 tn?1361311607
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Hi there!

Well, without an evaluation it would be difficult to determine the cause of your symptoms. Possibilities that may need to be considered include fractures, dislocations, ligament/ tendon injuries, chondromalacia, tendonitis, bursitis, injuries to the internal knee ligaments/ menisci, infections/ inflammations, neurological/ vascular causes etc; just to name a few. With the description I am not really sure about the extent of injury either, which makes it difficult to suggest a management plan. I would suggest considering an evaluation by an orthopedician for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate management. Meanwhile I would suggest resting the leg and avoiding weight bearing/ movement. Ice-packs and tylenol/ OTC NSAIDS may be helpful for pain relief.
Hope this helps.

Take care!
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