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What's the physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap entails?

Dislocated patella. Need to protect it to avoid further damage. Progressive stretch, strengthening, gentle range of motion, modalities such as ice, heat, ultrasound, tens, etc. Bracing or taping, vmo exercises, etc. Read more...

What is involved in physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap?

Patellar dislocation. Swelling control, range of motion, patellar mobilization and stretching of lateral structures, strengthening of medial structures and hip abductions, return to function activity as able. This is a progressive activity to identify strength and weaknesses and provide function improvement while returning to activity and preventing recurrence. Read more...

What can I do if I have not received physical therapy for a dislocated knee cap?

Home Exercises. In general, depending on patient age, athletic level etc, a first time patella dislocation is treated non-operatively with a brace and physical therapy. However, realize that there is a 50% chance of a recurrent dislocation. Surgery is indicated for those. Ligament reconstructions to ostoetomies (cutting bone to realign bones) can be done. http://nycsportsmed.com/knee-foot-and-ankle.html. Read more...