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Dislocated kneecap recovery time long?

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Dr. Merrick Wetzler
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 6-12weeks

If it was the first time you dislocated you knee cap, then the usual treatment is 3-6 weeks in a knee immobilizer followed by 6 weeks of physical therapy.
I usual put my patients in a patella tracking brace during this six weeks that they wear most of time. After six weeks they only wear it for sports. If it is not the first dislocation then you should really thinking abou having surgery.

In brief: 6-12weeks

If it was the first time you dislocated you knee cap, then the usual treatment is 3-6 weeks in a knee immobilizer followed by 6 weeks of physical therapy.
I usual put my patients in a patella tracking brace during this six weeks that they wear most of time. After six weeks they only wear it for sports. If it is not the first dislocation then you should really thinking abou having surgery.
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