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People with dislocated knees

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Just looking for advice and tips from people with previous knee dislocation injuries. 

Is playing with a knee brace a must from now on? 

Any particular gym exercises that help strenghten muscles around the knee that should be done / not done (i workout legs at least one per week, mainly curls and leg press, hate squats but i read it helps preventing knee injuries?) 

Any way to speed up healing process? 

I dislocated my knee / cap skating backwards and twisting my body to face the goalie and intercept a pass (lower leg did not follow rest of body). One of the worst pains ever.

I was helped to the bench and was able to replace my knee alone, pain went from 10 to a 5 instantly, tried to finish the game but could not. 

Next day went for x rays, nothing broken around knee. 1st doctor i  saw said that she had much to talk with me after x-rays and told me i am at risk for more knee injuries now, but left before i was done. replacement doctor did not give much advice besides ice / naproxen...My leg is swollen, i cannot walk properly and most probably tore something, but emergency doctors said too early for an MRI. 

Planning to see my family doctor to discuss it more, but i am sure i will get the best advices here, feel free to throw anything related. 

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I dislocated my knee last summer skating.  Playing open stick and puck and was trying not to crush a 7 y.o., fell awkwardly and pop goes the knee.  It took a good 4-5 months (without formal rehab, etc.) before it felt 100% everyday.  Mine popped right back in as I was trying to get up from the ice, so was only out of place for seconds.  Tried to skate on it and finish the session after a bit on the bench.  Probably not my smartest decision.  Went to the Urgent Care a few hours later after realized the pain wasn't really going away.  Doc gave me immobilizing brace and told me to ice it and use an anti-inflammatory.  I SHOULD have done follow up and spoken with a specialist and done formal rehab.  So I would highly recommend you explore those options. 

I have 2 theories I am exploring currently about my own injury that might also be useful. 

1) ROH.  I think part of the cause of my injury was being on a hollow too deep for my size.

2) Lower limb alignment.  I'm realizing that my feet overpronate, which is causing issues with progressing my skating.  Due to that alignment, all my lower joints are misaligned.  That could have easily opened me up to the dislocation more easily and further injury going forward.  So, I am working to adjust my joint alignment both mechanically and physically. 

I have not had to use a knee brace to skate, but did use one for awhile during my recovery.  It is certainly something I have thought about and would explore again if I felt it was needed. 

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I am just rehabbing one, but go to the doctor. I had dislocated mine 3 times lightly (pain free after 2 days to 2 weeks) from what felt the knee bending the wrong way. Now last December I got it badly and had to get surgery to gets you out for 3-4 months. I will be using a brace for a little while once I am back unless the doctor tells me to always wear it.

I did do formal rehab obviously, but see a doctor because while it might be fine for you, there might be cartilage or other stuff in the knee causing damage long term. A team mate of mine never had his fixed via surgery and knees are all sorts of messed up.

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I have had two ACL Surgeries, one on each knee, My meniscus is torn and completely removed from my Right knee also my Right knee dislocates if there is no brace on Both knees. Now i don't know what you have for medical coverage, but I suggest that you get a custom brace on your knee asap. I continue to play senior hockey in Alberta, but I'm 30 now and the knees cant quite take the abuse anymore so i think I'm hanging it up (been saying that for the last 4 years haha) . But I tore both of my ACLs while playing in the Western league, so i was able to receive the Braces and Rehab for Free. If it is in your financial spectrum, your knees will be saved by getting a custom knee brace (About $1200 retail cost) and some rehab. It will never fix the problem ( your knees are forever now weaker, and may still dislocate when you make sudden moves) But having the brace will stop that and allow you to continue to play.

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I am not sure that is necessary in my case.

My knee feels close to 100% as before my injury, I think and really hope it was very minor. I probably would have been 100% already if i didnt have to go up and down 3 floors 100 times per day. 

I will take it easy in the next few months regardless and do a follow up and continue rehab. 

 

I really feel for you, it sounds like you have had it bad with you knees, can't imagine going trought that. 

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On 3/13/2017 at 6:19 PM, icewalker_bg said:

Just looking for advice and tips from people with previous knee dislocation injuries. 

Is playing with a knee brace a must from now on? 

Any particular gym exercises that help strenghten muscles around the knee that should be done / not done (i workout legs at least one per week, mainly curls and leg press, hate squats but i read it helps preventing knee injuries?) 

Any way to speed up healing process? 

I dislocated my knee / cap skating backwards and twisting my body to face the goalie and intercept a pass (lower leg did not follow rest of body). One of the worst pains ever.

I was helped to the bench and was able to replace my knee alone, pain went from 10 to a 5 instantly, tried to finish the game but could not. 

Next day went for x rays, nothing broken around knee. 1st doctor i  saw said that she had much to talk with me after x-rays and told me i am at risk for more knee injuries now, but left before i was done. replacement doctor did not give much advice besides ice / naproxen...My leg is swollen, i cannot walk properly and most probably tore something, but emergency doctors said too early for an MRI. 

Planning to see my family doctor to discuss it more, but i am sure i will get the best advices here, feel free to throw anything related. 

From my experience  the best knee rehab is cycling get a fixie use a 54 ring in the front and 11 or 12 in the tear.    Do walking lunges with dumbbells in your hands . Lots of reps till failure,   feet wider then shoulder width and do side lunges from side to side with out picking up the feet.    Same leg position and go deep on one leg and hop to the other .go deep and hop . This you want to work on firing those fast twitch fibers. Also good to do in a pool.  Stand on a bench,  one foot down  and up the other down and up. Get used to it and pick up the speed.  Do a cold water soak . Then hot . Stretch real good.   Ride a stair master backward.   . Do all this stuff braced  then as months pass work to no brace.   Another good leg building drill  is one foot on a 4×4  and hold hockey position till failure one leg then the other  and go very deep . This will increase speed .    You make routines up wit these drill change it up it will be fun 

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