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A 16-year-old female asked:

I dislocated my knee about 10 months ago. should i still be wearing my j brace when playing sports or can i switch to something lighter? if i can switch, what is recommended?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Knee dislocation: You don't mention what type of knee dislocation you suffered, patella or more complex type or whether you're fully recovered with no knee stiffness, swealling or pain after activities. I assume your orthopedic specialist was satisfied with your rehab and recovery. If no problems and the knee feels very stable, a lighter support should suffice even if it's to give you peace of mind.
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