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What is causing patella subluxation? I have surgery 5 weeks ago and was just walking and my knee popped and shifted to the left I can't straighten?

I don't know what- -shifting to the left means, but patellar subluxation is due to mal-alignment either muscular, boney or both. You did not tell us what surgery you had. A little more in the way of specifics will help you get an answer. Read more...

Hi, I just had an MRI done of my Lt knee, and the results are as follow. Patella alta with subluxation, joint effusion, and cartrilage loss over central?

See below. Patella alta means your knee cap is riding somewhat higher than normal; similarly subluxation refers to an abnormal position between the two bones that make up a joint; these conditions can lead to cartilage loss on the undersurface of the knee cap known as chondromalacia. Don't hesitate to discuss directly with doctor. Read more...

Why might someone be succeptible to knee cap dislocations/subluxations?

Anatomy. The trochea is the part of the tibia (leg bone) that is the groove that the patella sits in and slides up and down. If that is shallow for whatever reason (your parents, bad luck) then its just physically easier for it to pop out of place. With a shallow groove the muscles and ligaments might not be able to keep it stable. Strong quad muscles will help. Read more...
Anatomy. The anatomy of a persons knee can lead to knee cap (patellar) dislocations. Patellar stability is dependent on: bony constraint of the femoral trochlea; mpfl, medial retinaculum, vastus medialis oblique. Any of these may be disrupted or dysplastic in patients with patellar instability. Read more...
Bony architecture. We are all born with slightly varying bony architecture. Some people are born with kneecaps that are prone to dislocation, because the tissues that keep the kneecap in place, are affected by poor alignment of the kneecap. Read more...

What is the average recovery time for patella subluxation treatment?

Depends on Treatment. Recovery varies widely based on the severity of the injury, associated injuries, and type of treatment. Non-operative treatment for an initial subluxation may only require 2-6 weeks. Operative treatment for more unstable or recurrent subluxations or those with associated injuries my require 4-6 months for recovery. Read more...
Varies. Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. Read more...

What is patella subluxation and how is it treated?

Is like a train. is out of track , patella or knee cap get displaced out of its track , most of the time treated with rest , compressive dressings , ice pack to reduce swelling and later physical therapy ,some times need surgical correction. Read more...
When Knee cap, ie, the patella, which Normally slides up and down with motion of the knee, Also moves towards the outer side of the knee, causing pain in the knee. It usually comes back to its original position. Its generally treated with pain meds + therapy to strengthen the inner muscles of the thigh, to try to keep it on the inner side. Surgery is usually necessary. Discuss with your Orthopod. Read more...