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Is patellar dislocation completely curable?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Yes, if properly...: If properly treated yes. But you may have contibuting factors which make it occur. Being knock kneed can potentiate this, as can hypermobility. A Chop-pat knee strap can help!

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Is patellar dislocation curable?

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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
It's curable: If you really have a history of patella dislocation, it is something that may be successfully treated with physical therapy, but it may require a surgical procedure to help realign the patella. It is important to have an orthopedic exam and possibly an mri to differentiate a subluxation problem from a dislocation.

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