A 19-year-old male asked:
what are the best daily exercises to strengthen a partially dislocated patella? i'm a bodybuilder and i have access to most of the exercising machines
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Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
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.
Last updated Dec 9, 2013
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