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Had arthroscopy for "lateral tilt&subluxation of patella w/ flexion-extension. a lateral retinacular release was performed w/ vapr." how long to heal?

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Dr. Steven Simon
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6 weeks: Typicalmhealing will require physical therapy after surgery which starts in 6 weeks then progresses over the next few til home program is established
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery 32 years experience
6-12 wks with rehab: An arthroscopic lateral retinacular release is occasionally performed to alleviate lateral patellar facet pain and compression. The recovery usually takes between 6 to 12 weeks under the guidance of physical therapy. Ask your surgeon foe the plan for your specific rehabilitation.

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Last updated Aug 12, 2017

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