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Patella Stabilizer Knee Brace
A hole: There is an opening or a hole for your patella to be seen thru, like a window. In a closed one the brace is a solid piece and the patella is covered with the rest of the knee. ...Read more
Can it hurt you if you run with a patella strap/knee brace? Even if i don't have tendonitis now but did in past
My doctor has me wearing a pto knee brace for instability of the patella. I have been wearing it for 5 days and today I noticed my ankle is swelled.
Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more
I dislocated my knee cap but when I fell it instantly went back into place. How long will I have to use the knee brace and crutches?
4-6 weeks: Ideally, you would go 4-6 weeks before you fully flex your knee again. When you dislocate your knee, you tear some of the medial structures that hold it in place and they must heal to prevent persistent instability. Knee flexion puts a stress on the knee cap that forces it laterally and can cause these medial structures not to heal correctly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I work in a place with a lot of stairs, I have patellar tendonitis, should I wear a knee brace? And if so what kind should I get?
Ive had knee cap issues for 3 years now where my left knee cap slides slightly out of place my doctor told me to wear a knee brace but it doesn't help?
Second opinion: Perhaps you need a different type of knee brace. You may need to change your activity while you are wearing a brace. Physical therapy may be beneficial to strengthen the muscles around your knee. Discuss your dissatisfaction with the results of the brace with your doctor and explore other treatment options, or consider getting a second opinion from an orthopedist or sports medicine doctor. ...Read more
Feels tight behind knee cap on lt. leg. Feels like metal knee brace on sides of knee, and femur pushing down hard on tibia. Knee cracks when turning.
Compartment syndrome: Get an immediate orhtopedic evaluationGet a more detailed answer ›