For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?

Patellar dislocation. If you do your rehab and utilize your brace you have a chance for recovery without recurrence, but you are more at risk for redislocation than individual that has not had a dislocation. There are multiple structural factors which come into play. This is something for you to discuss with your orthopedist .

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At home exercise to strengthen knee after patellar dislocation?

SLR's. Straight leg raises w/ a 1 or 2 lb. Ankle wt. On a daily basis(start w/ 25 and buld up to 100 per day).Lay flat on back, bend good knee to 90 degrees;.Then bring ankle back on weak leg(tightening hamstring group) then tighten quads and pick up leg and hold a foot or so off floor or couch and hold for a count of 10.Then let down relax both muscle groups and then repeat.Look up diagram of exercise. Read more...

Femur lateral condyle bruise after patellar dislocation. Can't bend leg past 45 degrees in supine position. But can bend it upto 100 while sitting? Why: (

MRI. Obtian and orhtopedic consultation: you may have scar tissue or debris form the injury in the joint, possibly fluid. Nonetheless, obtain an immediate orthopedic consultation. Read more...

How can I treat patellar dislocation?

Reduce it. Obviously the initial treatment for any patella dislocation is to replace the patella into proper position. The leg should then be immobilized to allow healing and to allow swelling to subside. Then one must evaluate the knee and determine if this is a onetime traumatic event or a recurrent problem which might require either physical therapy or a surgical procedure. Read more...
Slowly. You need to rest it first. Let the swelling go down. Avoid deep bending during healing. Ice, nsaids, patellar "palumbo brace" to hold the knee cap towards the center, therapy to stregthen the vastus medialis muscle of your quadriceps. Then a slow return to sports. If acute, MRI is used to look for an cartilage injury from the dislocation. Read more...

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...
Physical therapy. For a first time dislocation, physical therapy will likely resolve the issue. If the dislocation keeps on happening, then a surgical procedure may be needed, either a ligament reconstruction/retinacular release or an osteotomy to medialize the tibial tubercle (bone where the patella tendon attaches) ; or in some cases both. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: patellar dislocation?

Patellar dislocation. Patella dislocation occurs when the patella (kneecap) completes separates and dissociates from the trochlea tearing the medial retinaculum and/or medial patellocemoral ligament with the bony patella positioned in the lateral gutter. Often time articular cartilage damage can occur at the medial facet of the patella and/or lateral femoral condyle. Read more...
Slides off femur. A pat dislocation means some forces were placed on the knee that caused the patella 2 slid off the femoral grove & end upon the lateral or outer side of the knee, occasionally tho rarer 2 the inner aspect of the knee. Causes r many. Direct trauma, wt bearing & twist or due 2 congen mal alignment. Treatments r many also. C an ortho sports med 4 aval & plan of rx. Read more...

Is running bad for a patellar dislocation?

Not necessarily. I have many patients with patella instability who run. The use of quad strengthening will help a patella instability issue. Also use of a patella stabilization sleeve will help somewhat. I would recommend running on level surfaces and avoid hills, stairs, and crouching. Read more...

Do people with patellar dislocation have a lot of pain?

Yes it hurts. Take a hammer and ... Nevermind. Anything that dislocates will hurt. Read more...
Some do not. As with any dislocation, there are those patients with loose (or lax) joints. Some patients can experience dislocations without any pain and without any apparent injury. Their ligaments are loose enough to allow it. Most patients that dislocate the patella have an underlying predisposition (or problem that allows dislocation). An injury or trauma can then tear the ligaments that hold the patella. Read more...

It bad to keep running laps if I have patellar dislocation?

Maybe. If you truly had a dislocated patella i doubt you would be able to keep running! unless it popped right back into place. You have to get your quad muscle strong, the vastus medialis part of the quad strong to prevent further dislocation of the kneecap. You can do this by doing a straight leg raise with your quad muscle contracted. You can also get formal physical therapy from a pt. Read more...