A 45-year-old member asked:
is surgery the only way to prevent further patella dislocations?
1 doctor answer
Dr. David Schechter answered
36 years experience Family Medicine
Not always: Quadricps muscle strengthening, it band stretching, and physical therapy sometimes works. Taping may play a role in the short term. Kinesiotape and the like. Great physical therapy is usually worth a try before surgery. See a rehab doctor or sports medicine doctor.... Second opinions too if needed.
Answered on Jan 3, 2017
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