A 26-year-old female asked:
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I dislocated both knee caps. How long should I keep off them? Been to doc. Can walk couple of metres then have too much pain

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Dr. Aron Rovner
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Knees: They should be in a brace or cast for about 6 weeks. Get evaluation from an orthopedic surgeon.
Answered on May 19, 2013

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