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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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Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

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