A 51-year-old female asked:
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How do the realign the knee from slipping. Does that require surgery?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends what slips?: A subluxating or dislocating patella is treated with various nonoperative and operative options. Most can be successfully treated with a special brace and therapy. Surgery to realign the patella can invvolve any/all of the following: medial patellofemoral ligament (mpfl) reconstruction, lateral retinacular release, and distal tibial tubercle realigning osteotomy.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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