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could strengthening muscles reduce the risk of joint dislocation?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Some joints are frequently treated with strengthening exercises, especially the shoulder and kneecap dislocations. These treatments can be very successful in treating mild to moderate joint instability. Even in grossly unstable joints requiring surgery strengthening exercises after surgery are an important part of the treatment, .
Dr. Audie Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
Yes: Muscles around our joints support the joints. Strengthening muscles helps support and stabilize.

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Will strengthening surrounding muscles reduce the risk of joint dislocation?

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Yes: Static quadriceps contraction are very good set of exercises to strengthen that group of musceles.

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