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What do you recommend for patellar dislocation?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Patellar dislocation: Is alway laterally (to the outside of knee). It tends to reocurr. Make the inside muscles of front of thigh stronger by bending knee slightly and lifting it across other knee (like when you cross legs when sitting down). Do repetitions if 5-10 throughout the day. This will keep patella align in the middle so it does not dislocate laterally.
Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 33 years experience
Physical therapy: For a first time dislocation, physical therapy will likely resolve the issue. If the dislocation keeps on happening, then a surgical procedure may be needed, either a ligament reconstruction/retinacular release or an osteotomy to medialize the tibial tubercle (bone where the patella tendon attaches) ; or in some cases both.

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