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what can be done for a patella dislocation?

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Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Patella dislocation: If acute, it should be immediately reduced.
Answered on Jan 5, 2019
Dr. Mark Galland
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Recommended rehab: Patella subluxation/ dislocation rehab focuses on stregthening the surrounding muscles to compensate for ligament laxity. Most subl/ disloc occur laterally (moves outward), & if this is the case with you, focusing on medial (inside) musculature would be recommended. There is also a brace that may be helpful. Before returning to exercises have a x-ray to check for bone or cartilage damage.
Answered on Mar 17, 2017
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