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I have a tear legment and a dislocated knee cap n the surgeon wont help n i saw one last year n this year . can a regular er doctor make the call for surgery or do i have to go see a surgeon again?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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Recurrent patellar instability is a common knee problem. Given the fact that you have already failed no operative therapy (assumed from your question and history), you are likely a good candidate to consider for patellar stabilization surgery via an MPFL reconstruction and possible redirecting tibial tubercle osteotomy.
Definitely need to become comfortable with new ORTHO surgeon who will operate

In brief: See ORTHO who fixes

Recurrent patellar instability is a common knee problem. Given the fact that you have already failed no operative therapy (assumed from your question and history), you are likely a good candidate to consider for patellar stabilization surgery via an MPFL reconstruction and possible redirecting tibial tubercle osteotomy.
Definitely need to become comfortable with new ORTHO surgeon who will operate
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