How can i treat patellar dislocation?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Sports Medicine 39 years experience
Reduce it: Obviously the initial treatment for any patella dislocation is
to replace the patella into proper position. The leg should
then be immobilized to allow healing and to allow swelling to
Then one must evaluate the knee and determine if this is
a onetime traumatic event or a recurrent problem which might
require either physical therapy or a surgical procedure.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Orthopedic Surgery 26 years experience
Slowly: You need to rest it first. Let the swelling go down. Avoid deep bending during healing. Ice, nsaids, patellar "palumbo brace" to hold the knee cap towards the center, therapy to stregthen the vastus medialis muscle of your quadriceps. Then a slow return to sports.
If acute, MRI is used to look for an cartilage injury from the dislocation.
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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