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If PT and nonsurgical methods don't help.what can I do for a dislocated patella,torn fibers,andlateral retinaculum? Surgery?Longer healing time?Help?!

If PT and nonsurgical methods don't help.what can I do for a dislocated patella,torn fibers,andlateral retinaculum? Surgery?Longer healing time?Help?!

MPFL reconstruction: The main tethering ligament that becomes stretched, injured or actually torn with recurrent patellar dislocations is the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL). Unless absolutely necessary to unload a tight lateral patellar facet, a lateral release is no longer routinely indicated. The status of the patella articular cartilage is also critical to understand as cartilage restoration may be indicated ...Read more

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What sign is normal for a dislocated patella?

What sign is normal for a dislocated patella?

Pain/defomity: If your patella was dislocated then you would be in severe pain and unable to move the knee which is often stuck in a fixed position due to pain. The knee looks abnormal and the knee cap is generally moved to the outside of the knee. ...Read more

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Dislocated patella and recently began to hurt?

Dislocated patella and recently began to hurt?

PT, PT, PT: You need to get on a good pt program. Strengthen the inside muscle (vmo). See an orthopedist to make sure nothing else is wrong. A bike is your best friend now... ...Read more

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What activities are okay after having a dislocated patella?

Low Impact: If this was your first dislocation, at 40, you are unlikely to have another. You need to undergo rehabilitation (physical therapy), if you have not already to reduce your chances of it happening again. You should be fine for low impact activities such as walking, easy biking, some eliptical machines. Until you have completed your therapy- i would avoid running and cutting activities. ...Read more

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How to prevent getting a dislocated patella?

How to prevent getting a dislocated patella?

Avoid twisting: Unless there are some predispositions to dislocation (malalignment), typically patellar dislocations are associated with twisting and axial loads of the knee. So, to avoid, future dislocations, avoid these trauma. Most importantly, it is imperative to strengthen the quadriceps to help improve patellar tracking with knee range of motion. ...Read more

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What are some ways to prevent dislocated patella?

Let see if I could: If you know you tendency for that problem. You could wear brace and try strengthen the muscles by having program to that, avoid sport activity may cause this problem. Do repair of the structures (surgically) to correct any problems could lead to it. ...Read more

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Do I have to have surgery for a dislocated patella?

Do I have to have surgery for a dislocated patella?

Not necessarily: Initial (first-time) dislocations are rarely treated surgically unless there are extenuating circumstances or associated injuries which may require surgery. Otherwise, surgery is typically reserved for patients who have demonstrated recurrent instability or who are unable to perform their desired activities due to pain, instability, or apprehension. ...Read more

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Dislocated patella I have patella Alta do I need surgery?

Dislocated patella: I don't know whether you need surgery but you MUST see a Specialist as soon as possible. Please have your Primary doctor refer you to the Specialist! Please let me know how things go! ...Read more

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Can a dislocated patella cause rsd?

Yes: If it injures the nerves to that area causing chronic pain. Chronic pain can lead to maldunction of your sympathetic nervous system and thus rsd. ...Read more

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