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A 55-year-old female asked:

What is patella subluxation and how is it treated?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Is like a train: is out of track , patella or knee cap get displaced out of its track , most of the time treated with rest , compressive dressings , ice pack to reduce swelling and later physical therapy ,some times need surgical correction
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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
When Knee cap, ie,: the patella, which Normally slides up and down with motion of the knee, Also moves towards the outer side of the knee, causing pain in the knee. It usually comes back to its original position. Its generally treated with pain meds + therapy to strengthen the inner muscles of the thigh, to try to keep it on the inner side. Surgery is usually necessary. Discuss with your Orthopod.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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