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Could surgery for a patellar dislocation allow me to play softball this season?

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Small chance: You want the tissues to heal and tighten so it doesn't keep reoccurring . Most tissue repairs take 6-8 weeks to heal at a minimum. If it is just an arthroscopic lateral release, possibly. If the ligaments are repaired or there is a realignment procedure i personally would work on my rehab real good an get ready for next season.

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Last updated Sep 8, 2013

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