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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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Where is the patella?

Where is the patella?

Kneecap: The patella is also called the kneecap. It's a small, roundish bone which is right at the front part of your knee - the part that sticks out the most. ...Read more

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Function of the patella?

Function of the patella?

Fulcrum for knee: Patella serves as a fulcrum for the quadriceps muscles to strengthen your ability to straighten your leg. Unfortunately, the shear forces are very high and the patella is prone to developing arthritis. ...Read more

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What is medial patellar plica?

Inflammed tissue.: The plica is a band of tissue that runs along the front/inner side of your knee. It can become inflammed and mimic meniscal tear symptoms. ...Read more

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How to cure patella pain for a drummer?

Quad strengthening: The commonest cause for patellar pain is secondary to quadriceps weakness caused by some softening of the cartilage under the patella and it usually gets better with exercises in addition to rx of the underlying patellar /knee problem. ...Read more

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How to treat a damaged patella?

Depends: A fractured patella is frequently treated with surgical fixation. An unstable or dislocating patella can be treated with a brace the first time but may also require surgery with recurrence. Cartilage damage or patella arthritis is usually treated with an exercise program of quad strength and hamstring stretching. Resurfacing is reserved for terrible cases or older patients. ...Read more

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What connects the patella to the tibia?

A tendon called the: Patellar Tendon. Some also call it the Patellar Ligament. ...Read more

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Is there any prevention suffering from patellar spurs?

Is there any prevention suffering from patellar spurs?

Spurs: There is no prevention. Its all part of the degenerative arthritic process. ...Read more

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Patellar tendonitis cures?

Patellar tendonitis cures?

Relative rest: Things to try: regular NSAID use, restrict painfull activities (squattting and kneeling), restore quadricep strength and stretch illiotibial band. ...Read more

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