The Knee Is Still Swollen And Difficult To Bend When Experiencing Dislocation Of The Patella
At night, 5 days ago the patellar dislocation and returned to his own position without being treated until now is still quite large and still difficult to bend to bend and straighten, but I can move. Is the effect of swelling or bone position that has not been correct?
Hello Raff, Thank you for the question.
Patellar dislocation is the displacement of the kneecap from its normal position. Usually patellar dislocation occurs due to an injury / direct impact on the knee. Apart from patellar dislocation, injury to the knee can also cause tendon injury that supports the kneecap, injury to the knee ligament, bursitis, to fracture / fracture. Complaints of swelling that still occur can be caused by one of the conditions mentioned earlier, and not just patellar dislocation. In addition to swelling, sufferers can also experience pain in the knee and movement disorders in the knee. The best step now is to immediately consult an orthopedic doctor at the nearest hospital tomorrow so that the doctor can immediately examine your lutu, including x-rays, ultrasound, or MRI to determine the cause. After ascertaining the reason, the new doctor can provide appropriate treatment. While waiting for a doctor's consultation, please do a warm compress on the swollen part, avoiding lots of walking and other activities that involve excessive knee movement, and positioning the swollen leg higher when resting for example by placing a pillow under the knee that is swollen when sleeping. If there is pain, please take paracetamol according to the rules of use on the drug packaging.
I hope this helps.