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Does a high grade partial tear of the medial retinaculum require surgery or is physical therapy a better option?

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Dr. David Trettin
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In brief: Try Pt first

I assume u dislocated your kneecap( patella ).
If u tore your medial patellofemoral ligament (mpfl) ( medial retinaculum ) the initial tx is geared to strengthening your quads( specifically the vmo). If your patella continues to 'slip' despite quad strengthening / patellar brace see an ors adept at knee injuries. Surgery can involve repair/ reconstruction of the mpfl . Gl!

In brief: Try Pt first

I assume u dislocated your kneecap( patella ).
If u tore your medial patellofemoral ligament (mpfl) ( medial retinaculum ) the initial tx is geared to strengthening your quads( specifically the vmo). If your patella continues to 'slip' despite quad strengthening / patellar brace see an ors adept at knee injuries. Surgery can involve repair/ reconstruction of the mpfl . Gl!
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