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Can the patella become out of place?
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Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The patella can dislocate or sublux out of its proper tracking.

In brief: Yes
The patella can dislocate or sublux out of its proper tracking.
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
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Dr. Bradley Peckler
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Patella dislocation
This is relatively common condition.
It can be quite painful and after it is reduced will be sore for a while. A knee immobilizer and physiotherapy can help with the pain and help with recovery. Anti-inflammatories can help with the pain also. You should see your doctor to evaluate the strength of you ligaments and an xray may help.

In brief: Patella dislocation
This is relatively common condition.
It can be quite painful and after it is reduced will be sore for a while. A knee immobilizer and physiotherapy can help with the pain and help with recovery. Anti-inflammatories can help with the pain also. You should see your doctor to evaluate the strength of you ligaments and an xray may help.
Dr. Bradley Peckler
Dr. Bradley Peckler
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Patellar Subluxation
The patella can get dislocated.
It is called patellar subluxation. A brace can be worn to keep it in place. Exercises and physical therapy can build the muscles surrounding and stabilize it better. If all else fails, surgery is the final step.

In brief: Patellar Subluxation
The patella can get dislocated.
It is called patellar subluxation. A brace can be worn to keep it in place. Exercises and physical therapy can build the muscles surrounding and stabilize it better. If all else fails, surgery is the final step.
Dr. Andrew Oswari
Dr. Andrew Oswari
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Patella
Dislocation & Subluxation.

In brief: Patella
Dislocation & Subluxation.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Mark Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Yes, it's possible
Most subluxations/ dislocations occur laterally (moves outward), & if this is the case, then i recommend rehab/ physical therapy focusing on medial (inside) musculature to try and counter ligament laxity.
There is also a brace that you may find helpful. Before returning to exercises have a x-ray to check for bone or cartilage damage.

In brief: Yes, it's possible
Most subluxations/ dislocations occur laterally (moves outward), & if this is the case, then i recommend rehab/ physical therapy focusing on medial (inside) musculature to try and counter ligament laxity.
There is also a brace that you may find helpful. Before returning to exercises have a x-ray to check for bone or cartilage damage.
Dr. Mark Galland
Dr. Mark Galland
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