Knee Dysfunctions

Knee dysfunctions occur due to fractures, dislocations, anterior cruciate ligament injuries, meniscal tears, tendon tears, collateral ligament tears, and patella-femoral dysfunction. The symptoms of knee dysfunction are popping sensation during twisting, locking, or clicking while bending knee, pain, and inability to straighten the knee. It is managed by resting, icing the injured region, and applying compression and elevation.

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Before my surgery, are there any other options for knee dislocation other than physiotherapy?

Query: Hi doctor, I dislocated my knee last year. I am currently awaiting patellar stabilization surgery as there is no other option. This will include MPFL reconstruction and tibial tubercle transfer. I am finding the pain to be increasing, my mobility is very reduced, and I am suffering constant dislocat...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your concern. In my opinion, you can go for knee brace support to help stabilize the patella to some extent for now. Some brace like knee brace with side stabilizers and patella gel pads for knee support might help you as it has velcro straps to secure the pate...  Read Full »

I can only bend my knee 30 percent. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor, I dislocated my knee over three weeks. It was put back in place. At moment, I can only bend my knee 30 percent then its starts to really hurt if I try to bend more. What could be the cause and what sort of exercise should I do to get my knee working properly? Are any medicines availab...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In my opinion, you should get investigations done for your dislocated knee to see the level of damage that happened and also to rule out any avulsion or fracture associated with it. Then coming to your range and movement, it is always possible to get movement comple...  Read Full »

I am an 18 year old with severe knee issues. Do I need physiotherapy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18 years old. I have a knee issue. My knee dislocated once and there was a subluxation more than nine times. Now, my knee is very flexible. When my knee dislocated, the doctor plastered my knee for three weeks. He then asked me to exercise, but I did not. My doctor then asked me t...  Read Full »


Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understood your concern. I would like to stress on proper training to regain your knee control and reduce the subluxation. I suggest you do these basic knee exercises that will strengthen your front thigh muscles and butt muscles. These ...  Read Full »

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