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exercises to do for a dislocated patella

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Galland
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Recommended rehab: Patella subluxation/ dislocation rehab focuses on stregthening the surrounding muscles to compensate for ligament laxity. Most subl/ disloc occur late ... Read More
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
MPFL reconstruction: The main tethering ligament that becomes stretched, injured or actually torn with recurrent patellar dislocations is the medial patellofemoral ligamen ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Dislocated patella: Dislocation of the patela is trumatic injury, you see the patella most likely going side wise to the outer aspect of the knee.
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Dr. Amir Khan answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Pain/defomity: If your patella was dislocated then you would be in severe pain and unable to move the knee which is often stuck in a fixed position due to pain. The ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vishal Shah
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily: Initial (first-time) dislocations are rarely treated surgically unless there are extenuating circumstances or associated injuries which may require su ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ki-Hon Lin
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Central cutout: Look for a sleeve/brace with a central cutout that will help to hold the patella. Firm supports to the side of the cutout will help to provide even m ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
39 years experience Sports Medicine
Reduce it: The best treatment by a trained individual would be to reduce the dislocation. Once back in place the patient will have less swelling, and be much m ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Diaz
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Sometimes.: If you have had only one dislocation, rehab is probably the way to go. If you have recurrent dislocations, then you should consider surgery. In most c ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
54 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes if no surgery is: needed, braces R removable (temptation is there) & tend 2 slip down if U do not have the perfect leg. That's my opinion, & it's a judgment ca ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
18 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
You'll live: You will survive.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rhett Griggs
19 years experience Hand Surgery
PT, PT, PT: You need to get on a good pt program. Strengthen the inside muscle (vmo). See an orthopedist to make sure nothing else is wrong. A bike is your best ... Read More
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