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Should I get surgery or physical therapy again after dislocating my patella twice in 4 months? I also might've chipped a piece of cartilage inside.

Should I get surgery or physical therapy again after dislocating my patella twice in 4 months? I also might've chipped a piece of cartilage inside.

Patella dislocation: Difficult question. If you were adequately and completely rehabilitated following the first episode and dislocated again then surgery may be a better and more conservative answer to prevent further damage. If there is possibility of loose body from chipping surgery is highly appropriate. You need to talk frankly with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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My kneecap hurts after falling. What is treatment?

My kneecap hurts after falling. What is treatment?

R.I.C.E: Rest, ice, compression and elevation are the basic things for trauma. Homeopathic arnica can really help as can homeopathic bryonia. Keeping leg elevated helps a lot to keep blood circulating and decreasing discomfort. If pain continues or you have significant swelling you will need to be evaluated. You may find that traumeel also helps. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for patella luxation?

What's the best treatment for patella luxation?

Rehab/rare surgery: If your patella is subluxing(trying to slide out of joint), was there trauma? If this was not traumatic in origin, it is best treated with strengthening of the quad muscles, taping, bracing and neuromuscular training. If traumatic or non-traumatic failing routine care, the cause needs to be determined, such as bad bone alignment or injured ligaments. If a correctable problem, surgery possible. ...Read more

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Which treatment can you get for damaged cartilage under the kneecap?

Which treatment can you get for damaged cartilage under the kneecap?

Treatments vary: Treatment of symptomatic patellar cartilage lesions is dependent on a variety of factors, which require a book chapter. Briefly, treatments range from soft tissue balancing and realignment alone to chondroplasty to cartilage restoration ( marrow stimulation, autograft, allograft, cell therapy). Consult with a patellofemoral cartilage restoration specialist. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for patella tracking problems?

What is the treatment for patella tracking problems?

Surgical or non : Surgical. Your doctor will review with the options. You may be advised to have physical therapy, use a custom brace or shoe inserts (orthotics), stabilize your knee with tape or a neoprene brace, or lose excess weight. Surgery is not commonly done for patellar tracking disorders. But surgery is recommended in cases of repeated patellar dislocation, displaced or damaged cartilage ...Read more

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Can you recover from fractured kneecap and if so- what is treatment?

Can you recover from fractured kneecap and if so- what is treatment?

Yes: The treatment is different based on how bad the fracture is. It can vary from non-operative to repair to removal of the kneecap. Your orthopedic surgeon will be able to give you more specific info, but yes, you can recover from it. ...Read more

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Treatment for grade 4 chondromalacia medial patellar facet with patella alta with pt / pl ratio of 1.6?

Treatment for grade 4 chondromalacia medial patellar facet with patella alta with pt / pl ratio of 1.6?

Varies: It varies in part on your age, the condition of the other compartments of your knee, and the overall alignment of the limb. Grade IV chondromalacia infers severe loss in the normal cartilage under that part of your knee cap. Thank you for your question. ...Read more

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Had patella tendinopathy 4 17 yrs after 9 weeks of treatment of gnt no better strapping doesn't help much doing exercises and it increases pain help?

Had patella tendinopathy 4 17 yrs after 9 weeks of treatment of gnt no better strapping doesn't help much  doing exercises and it increases pain help?

Patella tendinitis: Treatment options include nsaids (oral or topical), ice, brace use (chopat patellar tendon strap), and exercise modification. Specifically, eccentric or negative quad contractions have been shown to be successful. If pt not helping you could try cortisone vs platelet rich plasma injections vs prolotherapy (saline). Surgery if all else fails. ...Read more