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What is the dislocated patella rehab timetable?
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Dr. Vishal Shah
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 4 weeks to 4 months
This depends on treatment type, severity of injury and associated injuries.
If treated surgically, expect a 4-6 month time frame for recovery. If treated without surgery, return to activity can be anywhere from 4-6 weeks. If other internal damage to the knee ligaments or cartilage is present, recovery times can vary.

In brief: 4 weeks to 4 months
This depends on treatment type, severity of injury and associated injuries.
If treated surgically, expect a 4-6 month time frame for recovery. If treated without surgery, return to activity can be anywhere from 4-6 weeks. If other internal damage to the knee ligaments or cartilage is present, recovery times can vary.
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