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High grad partial tearing edema invovling the patella retinaculum

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 ... Read More

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
MPFL reconstruction: The main tethering ligament that becomes stretched, injured or actually torn with recurrent patellar dislocations is the medial patellofemoral ligamen... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 29 years experience
Depends: The severity of your knee injury that caused the tear of the medial patellar retinaculum tear will determine the length of your recovery. Physical th... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
When nonop tx fails: Surgery is not usually the first line of treatment for chronic injuries such as you described: degenerative (chronic) PHMMT, and patellar tendinosis (... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Depends on how bad: Small tears are observed and heal. Large tears may require surgical suturing repair.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
It depends.: If it's your first time tearing it, it may have the potential to heal. If it's happened repeatedly, then you may need surgical stabilization.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lee Wittenberg
Podiatry 21 years experience
Retinaculum Tear: You should see an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in knee problems. You may require surgrery to repair the tear
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Footwear: I would suggest excellent footear and OTC orthotics until seen and surgically evaluated.- deformity is a bone issue and needs surgical corrections. Tr... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
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6 weeks: Typicalmhealing will require physical therapy after surgery which starts in 6 weeks then progresses over the next few til home program is established
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Kanter
Geriatrics 21 years experience
No: Typical to have this edema after the fracture and brace. It should improve when pt starts.

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