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A 21-year-old female asked:

I get patellar dislocations very often for 6 years.every doc i've seen has said tough luck. or wants to x-ray but nothing ever shows up what do i do?

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Dr. Nic Gay
Dr. Nic Gayanswered
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 13 years experience
Orthopaedic surgeon: Hi, Patella dislocations can be baffling to non-specialists, however our knowledge has come a long way in recent years. It is important to not ignore repeated dislocations. There are minimally-invasive ways to prevent this. Each dislocation can cause cartilage damage. It is important you are evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon who completed a sports medicine fellowship.

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