|I dislocated my knee once. Probably the most pain I have ever been in in my life. It took 2 ambulance crews 2 hours, 2 bottles of gas and an injection to finally manage to get me to the hospital. They kept hoping it would pop back in if they tried to move , it didn't and eventually they gave up.Doctor on duty walked over, looked at it, said I know what to do and grabbed my kneecap (which was round the side of my leg) and tried to force it back into place. I screamed like a girl. He eventually decided that wasn't going to work either so they knocked me out completely to reset it. I spent 6 weeks with a full length cast on, followed by an operation on each knee to move the tendons over to prevent further dislocations. The operation apparently involved chipping out the bit of bone where the tendons attach, making a little hole for it a bit further over and sticking the bit of bone back in. Another 6 weeks in plaster for each leg. That was about 7 years ago, no dislocations since, but on the down side thanks to the operations I can no longer kneel down without a great deal of pain.|
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