Is it possible to tear the ACL during a patellar dislocation?

Yes. Generally patellar dislocations are not commonly associated with acl tears. However, severe injuries can injure a several structures within the knee. Your orthopedist can easily diagnose an acl tear with an exam and or mri.
Yes. During a contact driven acl tear, the knee is in a position that makes it easy for the patella to come out to the side. Typically an mcl tear and medial patellofemoral ligament tear will also occur. A non contact acl tear is not likely to result in a patella dislocation, however.

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Do people with patellar dislocation have a lot of pain?

Yes it hurts. Take a hammer and. .. Nevermind. Anything that dislocates will hurt.
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.

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.

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.

How fast can I make my patellar dislocation go away?

A long time. When you patellar dislocation, sometime you may need surgery to get back in place after surgery you need brace for 6week, then p.T to strength the muscle. Good luck thank you.
Depends. If this is a 1st dislocation a brace and rehab are needed. 6-8 weeks recovery. If you are a recurrent subluxer work hard on your quads. A patellar training sleeve will help. Surgery is a possibility.

Does patellar dislocation usually cause many symptoms?

Yes. Are you talking about acute dislocation, or recurrent dislocation. All of them have symtoms.

Is patellar dislocation curable?

It's curable. If you really have a history of patella dislocation, it is something that may be successfully treated with physical therapy, but it may require a surgical procedure to help realign the patella. It is important to have an orthopedic exam and possibly an mri to differentiate a subluxation problem from a dislocation.
One. One dislocation is reduced and rehabed to avoid recurrent dislocations challenging to treat avoiding surgical treatment for knee cap problems is the best coursec in my opinion low sucess rates makes this risky.

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.