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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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I had total knee revision March. By end April kneecap subluxes. Cause and treatment now.? In brace medial side pull

I had total knee revision March. By end April kneecap subluxes. Cause and treatment now.?  In brace  medial side pull

Exercise/brace/docto: Straight leg raise exercises will strengthen your quadriceps and pull the patella (kneecap) into place. I am sure that you were instructed how to do these after your operation. Lie on the floor and lift your leg up 18 inches with your leg locked straight. Hopefully do this wear combat boot or a weight of some king and hold it there for 40 seconds and repeat. Do both legs and see doctor ...Read more

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2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?

2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?

Need xrays/MRI: If there is full thickness cartilage loss allograft resurfacing is my first choice with an osteotomy as needed to unload the medial compartment Eventually some form of prosthetic knee replacement will be required but should be avoided as long as possible ...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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What is the average recovery time for patella subluxation treatment?

What is the average recovery time for patella subluxation treatment?

Depends on Treatment: Recovery varies widely based on the severity of the injury, associated injuries, and type of treatment. Non-operative treatment for an initial subluxation may only require 2-6 weeks. Operative treatment for more unstable or recurrent subluxations or those with associated injuries my require 4-6 months for recovery. ...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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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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What treatment options do I have for possible patella femerol syndrome as dr wont do anything and it hurts when walking up/down hill/stairs ?

The basic exercise: Principles for management of patellofemoral syndrome are restoring muscle balance within the quadriceps group improving range of motion and restricting the offending physical activity ice packs frequently are used to decrease pain proper footwear also is important soft knee braces may also be of benefit recommend a change in activity level or the ergonomics. Alternative recreational pursuits. ...Read more

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