Other specified dislocation of the knee is usually caused by a high impact trauma, such as a car accident, a fall from a height, or a sporting injury.
Diagnosis is usually made by physical examination and imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scans, and MRIs. These tests can show the location of the dislocation and any associated injuries, such as fractures.
Other conditions that may need to be considered in the differential diagnosis include ligament injuries, such as an ACL or MCL tear, and meniscal tears.
Treatment depends on the severity of the dislocation, but may include immobilization in a cast or brace, physical therapy to restore strength and range of motion, and in some cases, surgery.
With appropriate treatment, most patients with other specified dislocation of the knee can make a full recovery.