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?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 62 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.
57 viewsReviewed Jul 29, 2020
Last updated Jul 29, 2020
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.