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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Reduce it: Obviously the initial treatment for any patella dislocation is to replace the patella into proper position. The leg should then be immobilized to a ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
27 years experience Family Medicine
Patellar dislocation: Is alway laterally (to the outside of knee). It tends to reocurr. Make the inside muscles of front of thigh stronger by bending knee slightly and lif ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A long time: When you patellar dislocation, sometime you may need surgery to get back in place after surgery you need brace for 6week , then p.T to strength the mu ... Read More
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Are you talking about acute dislocation, or recurrent dislocation.All of them have symtoms.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Toman
17 years experience Sports Medicine
This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the k ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Rest first: Ice down the tendon, take a nonsteroid if able, rest and avoid stairs, bikes, jumping jacks. When better do quad sets and isometrics. Avoid things th ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will als ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Injury pat. tendon: Patellar tendonitis is an inflammation of patellar tendon , an injury that affects the tendon connecting the kneecap to your shinbone.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends where the pain is. Patellar tendonitis pain is higher up near the knee cap, and shin splints are lower down on the inner aspect of the tibia b ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
It's curable: If you really have a history of patella dislocation, it is something that may be successfully treated with physical therapy, but it may require a su ... Read More
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Very common in your-: -age group. it takes a lot of therapy above and beyond your formal sessions to gain the notion. daily passive 2-3 times a day which requires a partner ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Can assist: Certain fracture patterns of the femoral condyle can be assisted by using arthroscopy. It can judge whether out not the fracture is significantly disp ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grutter
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee cap: A patella dislocation is when the knee cap comes out of place. This generally occurs towards the outside of the knee and can occur with twisting inju ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Relative rest: Things to try: regular NSAID use, restrict painfull activities (squattting and kneeling), restore quadricep strength and stretch illiotibial band.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Flanagan
47 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Patellar dislocation: If you do your rehab and utilize your brace you have a chance for recovery without recurrence, but you are more at risk for redislocation than individ ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
ACL and meniscus: Costs vary with type of anesthesia, location of procedure, implants or products used, sometimes with time in or and recovery, meds needed, pt duration ... Read More
A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Maybe: This decision is best made by your own orthopedist who has direct access to your x rays. A second opinion never hurts. In someone so young, if you can ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
? 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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Merrick Wetzler
34 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-12weeks: If it was the first time you dislocated you knee cap, then the usual treatment is 3-6 weeks in a knee immobilizer followed by 6 weeks of physical ther ... Read More
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Try realignment : 53 is still young 4 tka. Find a good knee specialist who can do xam x-rays & other imaging 2help u make an informed decision.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies : It does vary somewhat. Anterior knee pain is more common if the graft was taken from the patellar tendon itself as opposed to the hamstring or an all ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walker Wynkoop
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
A fold of tissue: Knee medial patellar plica is part of the lining of the knee joint. Normal plica are small. It can be injured and become scarred and large. Large plic ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: In the knee on the inside part of it.Thank.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes you could: If you follow doctor advice and physical therapy.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Feig
17 years experience Family Medicine
Maybe: If you truly had a dislocated patella i doubt you would be able to keep running! unless it popped right back into place. You have to get your quad ... Read More
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