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What do you recommend for patellar dislocation?

What do you recommend for patellar dislocation?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Farr
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Patellar Dislocation (Definition)

A pat dislocation means some forces were placed on the knee that caused the patella 2 slid off the femoral grove & end upon the lateral or outer side of the knee, occasionally tho rarer 2 the inner aspect of the knee. Causes r many. Direct trauma, wt bearing & twist or due 2 congen mal alignment. Treatments r many also. C an ortho sports med 4 aval ...Read more


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How can I treat patellar dislocation?

How can I treat patellar dislocation?

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 subside. 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. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for patellar dislocation?

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. ...Read more

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How fast can I make my patellar dislocation go away?

Depends: If this is a 1st dislocation a brace and rehab are needed. 6-8 weeks recovery. If you are a recurrent subluxer work hard on your quads. A patellar training sleeve will help. Surgery is a possibility. ...Read more

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Does patellar dislocation usually cause many symptoms?

Does patellar dislocation usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Are you talking about acute dislocation, or recurrent dislocation.All of them have symtoms. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: patellar dislocation?

What is the definition or description of: patellar dislocation?

Slides off femur: A pat dislocation means some forces were placed on the knee that caused the patella 2 slid off the femoral grove & end upon the lateral or outer side of the knee, occasionally tho rarer 2 the inner aspect of the knee. Causes r many. Direct trauma, wt bearing & twist or due 2 congen mal alignment. Treatments r many also. C an ortho sports med 4 aval & plan of rx. ...Read more

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Is patellar dislocation curable?

It's curable: If you really have a history of patella dislocation, it is something that may be successfully treated with physical therapy, but it may require a surgical procedure to help realign the patella. It is important to have an orthopedic exam and possibly an mri to differentiate a subluxation problem from a dislocation. ...Read more

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Is running bad for a patellar dislocation?

Is running bad for a patellar dislocation?

Not necessarily: I have many patients with patella instability who run. The use of quad strengthening will help a patella instability issue. Also use of a patella stabilization sleeve will help somewhat. I would recommend running on level surfaces and avoid hills, stairs, and crouching. ...Read more

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Is patellar dislocation completely curable?

Yes, if properly...: If properly treated yes. But you may have contibuting factors which make it occur. Being knock kneed can potentiate this, as can hypermobility. A Chop-pat knee strap can help! ...Read more

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Should I keep running if I have patellar dislocation?

Should I keep running if I have patellar dislocation?

First rehab : First you need a proper rehab program after your knee has been evaluated by orthopaedic surgeon with possible MRI to check for damage to the cartilage and possible chipped of piece of cartilage. A program working on the inner (medial) quadriceps muscle is needed to help stabilize the patella and the use of a patella brace to help hold the patella centrally would be beneficial during the healing. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dislocation (Definition)

Dislocation is a condition in which a bone has come out of place from a joint, usually due to a sports injury, a fall, a bike/car accident, or a birth defect. The dislocated joint can have its out-of-place bone put back into proper position, but further treatment may be needed ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more