Joint Dislocation Research Paper

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Proximal Tibiofibular Joint Dislocation A proximal tibiofibular joint dislocation is a type of knee injury. The two bones of the lower leg connect at a joint on the outside of the knee. The thinner, outside bone is the fibula. The larger bone is the tibia. This condition occurs when the top (head) of the fibula separates from the tibia. This type of dislocation happens when a great deal of force is applied to a bent knee. There are four types of proximal tibiofibular joint dislocation: • Type I is an incomplete dislocation (subluxation). • Type II is dislocation of the tibia in a forward and outward direction. This is the most common type. • Type III is dislocation in a backward and inward direction. • Type IV is dislocation…show more content…
• Ask your health care provider when it is safe to drive if you have a cast or compression bandage on your leg. Activity • Return to your normal activities as told by your health care provider. Ask your health care provider what activities are safe for you. • If physical therapy was prescribed, do exercises daily as told by your health care provider or physical therapist. General Instructions • Take over-the-counter and prescription medicines only as told by your health care provider. • Do not put pressure on any part of the cast until it is fully hardened. This may take several hours. • Do not use the injured limb to support your body weight until your health care provider says that you can. Use crutches as told by your health care provider. • Do not use any tobacco products, such as cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and e-cigarettes. Tobacco can delay bone healing. If you need help quitting, ask your health care provider. • Keep all follow-up visits as told by your health care provider. This is important. SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF: • You have pain or swelling that gets worse. • Your toenails turn a dark color, such as blue or

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