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A 48-year-old member asked:

Should i keep running if i have patellar dislocation?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
I am sure : If you after you heal from the dislocation i belive will have no problem with running
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Patella: When healed & your doctor permits full activity.
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
First rehab : First you need a proper rehab program after your knee has been evaluated by orthopaedic surgeon with possible MRI to check for damage to the cartilage and possible chipped of piece of cartilage. A program working on the inner (medial) quadriceps muscle is needed to help stabilize the patella and the use of a patella brace to help hold the patella centrally would be beneficial during the healing.
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A 47-year-old member asked:

It bad to keep running laps if I have patellar dislocation?

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Dr. David Feig
Family Medicine 19 years experience
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 muscle strong, the vastus medialis part of the quad strong to prevent further dislocation of the kneecap. You can do this by doing a straight leg raise with your quad muscle contracted. You can also get formal physical therapy from a pt.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

Is running bad for a patellar dislocation?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 40 years experience
Not necessarily: I have many patients with patella instability who run. The use of quad strengthening will help a patella instability issue. Also use of a patella stabilization sleeve will help somewhat. I would recommend running on level surfaces and avoid hills, stairs, and crouching.
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