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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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Patella (Definition)

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


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Please explain what it means if I have no patellar reflex?

Please explain what it means if I have no patellar reflex?

Depends: Can be normal but see a spine doc as it could mean a pinched nerve ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have no patellar reflex? Is this a serious condition?

What does it mean if I have no patellar reflex? Is this a serious condition?

Not always abnormal: An Absent Patellar tendon reflex is not always abnormal.
As long as there are no other symptoms this may be normal for you. If you are concerned ask your physician. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have no patellar reflex? What about when I close my eyes and try to stay balanced, I end up swaying?

What does it mean if I have no patellar reflex? What about when I close my eyes and try to stay balanced, I end up swaying?

You: Should see a neurologist. That's the romberg test, and you should have good balance with eyes closed. ...Read more

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Patellar reflex of my right knee works only after 10-12 tries and weakly at first, better after a few more tries. I have numbness, weakness, livedo r.

Patellar reflex of my right knee works only after 10-12 tries and weakly at first, better after a few more tries. I have numbness, weakness, livedo r.

Varies: If there is an asymmetry between your reflexes on your right and left, associated with numbness and weakness I would recommend you be seen and evaluated. An MRI may be useful to determine the cause of your condition as well. ...Read more

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What would cause hyper-sensitive patella reflex?

What would cause hyper-sensitive patella reflex?

Several posibilities: Anxiety, an overactive thyroid, medications, an electrolyte imbalance, spinal cord injury, upper motor neuron diseases like ALS or a stroke. Some people just are born with more hyperactive reflexes than the norm. ...Read more

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I can't move my toes upwards, Is that normal? I do have a strong Patella reflex aswell if that makes a difference.

I can't move my toes upwards, Is that normal? I do have a strong Patella reflex aswell if that makes a difference.

Not normal: Toes should be able to move upwards. You didn't say which toe...was it ever injured? ...Read more

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What happens to the patellar tendon reflex after running on the spot and why does this happen? Please help, this is urgent

What happens to the patellar tendon reflex after running on the spot and why does this happen? Please help, this is urgent

Patellar reflex: The patellar tendon reflex is an involuntary reflex arc that occurs in response to rapid stretching of the tendon. When the tendon is tapped with a reflex hammer, involuntary stimulation of the quadriceps muscle (e.g., knee extension) is produced. Running and other exercises that promote fatiguability of the quad muscles can blunt, but typically cannot eliminate, the effect of the reflex itself. ...Read more

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History of patella dislocation and cartildige issues, full thickness loss, patellectomy right thing to do?

Last resort: You are very young for this type of procedure and it is basically a last resort. There are several other options for your condition depending on the location of your cartilage loss. These options include cartilage restoration (Carticel) with re-alignment of your patella. Would consult with an orthopedic surgeon to discuss this option ...Read more

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Can I get disability plates with full thickness cartilage loss in patella and mech. Unstable ankle same leg? Need braces to walk without pain.

Can I get disability plates with full thickness cartilage loss in patella and mech. Unstable ankle same leg? Need braces to walk without pain.

Yes it depends: Most states require your doctor or healthcare provider to check off on state form whether you meet specific parameters of inability to ambulate specific distances you must check with your state and download the form bring to your healthcare provider and have form filled out as to the particular reason and have form signed and checked as to temporary or permanent most placardwould require renewal ...Read more

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Chondral loss in my lateral patellar and femoral trochilea. Minimal joint effusion and bone marrow edemia. What are my options?

Chondral loss in my lateral patellar and femoral trochilea. Minimal joint effusion and bone marrow edemia. What are my options?

Osteoarthritis: Your description is consistent with osteoarthritis. Keep your weight controlled. A strengthening program for your quadriceps muscles as well as stretching your hamstrings will help to reduce symptoms. You may benefit from physical therapy or water exercise classes. Pain can be treated with tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids. You could possibly benefit from viscosupplementation such as synvisc or euflexxa. ...Read more

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Per l knee MRI report, what is grade 4 medial compartment chondromalacia with high-grade, full thickness condral loss? Mild patellar tendinosis?

Per l knee MRI report, what is grade 4 medial compartment chondromalacia with high-grade, full thickness condral loss? Mild patellar tendinosis?

Cartilage loss: We all lose cartilage to some degree as we age, which is the cause of arthritis. There is a spectrum from mild thinning, to complete absence. Full thickness chondral loss refers to an area where there is no cartilage. Mild patellar tendonosis refers to a mild inflammation in the patellar tendon, the tendon which connects your patella (knee cap) to your tibia (shin). ...Read more

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Hi, I just had an MRI done of my Lt knee, and the results are as follow. Patella alta with subluxation, joint effusion, and cartrilage loss over central?

Hi, I just had an MRI done of my Lt knee, and the results are as follow. Patella alta with subluxation, joint effusion, and cartrilage loss over central?

See below: Patella alta means your knee cap is riding somewhat higher than normal; similarly subluxation refers to an abnormal position between the two bones that make up a joint; these conditions can lead to cartilage loss on the undersurface of the knee cap known as chondromalacia. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with doctor. ...Read more