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Hi doctor, had a patellar subluxation about 2 weeks ago - therapy for 4 weeks 2x a week. knee bend at 115 deg. can i start walking without a crutch?

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Dr. Jayshree Chander
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
Ask your PT: Generally it takes 6-8 weeks to fully recover from a patellar subluxation. Often it can take up to 20 physical therapy visits within 12 weeks to fully recover. You should definitely not participate in strenuous activity until you can fully straighten and bend your leg. I suggest you consult with your physical therapist and your treating doctor.
Dr. Jayshree Chander
Holistic Medicine 31 years experience
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Thank you for your note of appreciation. I'm glad I could be helpful to you. Best wishes.
Apr 20, 2016

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