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My knee cap has went out of place twice now, but I don't want surgery. Other treatment options?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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In brief: Therapy & Bracing

Patella (kneecap) subluxation or frank dislocation (requiring reduction) can be from trauma (bad luck), underlying soft tissue (muscles) or bony alignment issues (also bad luck!), or a combination of both.
Evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon may be indicated to review the various options that will work best with your knee. X-rays and even an MRI or CT will provide important diagnostic information

In brief: Therapy & Bracing

Patella (kneecap) subluxation or frank dislocation (requiring reduction) can be from trauma (bad luck), underlying soft tissue (muscles) or bony alignment issues (also bad luck!), or a combination of both.
Evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon may be indicated to review the various options that will work best with your knee. X-rays and even an MRI or CT will provide important diagnostic information
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