A 60-year-old female asked:
Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks
1 doctor answer
Dr. Jason Boyer answered
17 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated.
Answered on Feb 2, 2019
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