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How long will a dislocated patella take to heal?

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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Varies

Initial dislocations without significant associated injuries can recover in 4- 6 weeks.
Recurrent dislocations or those associated with other injuries may take longer or require surgical treatment to fully recover. Often partial recovery occurs in which one can perform activities in a brace but some symptoms may persist.

In brief: Varies

Initial dislocations without significant associated injuries can recover in 4- 6 weeks.
Recurrent dislocations or those associated with other injuries may take longer or require surgical treatment to fully recover. Often partial recovery occurs in which one can perform activities in a brace but some symptoms may persist.
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