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What do you recommend for patellar dislocation?
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Patellar dislocation
Is alway laterally (to the outside of knee).
It tends to reocurr. Make the inside muscles of front of thigh stronger by bending knee slightly and lifting it across other knee (like when you cross legs when sitting down). Do repetitions if 5-10 throughout the day. This will keep patella align in the middle so it does not dislocate laterally.

In brief: Patellar dislocation
Is alway laterally (to the outside of knee).
It tends to reocurr. Make the inside muscles of front of thigh stronger by bending knee slightly and lifting it across other knee (like when you cross legs when sitting down). Do repetitions if 5-10 throughout the day. This will keep patella align in the middle so it does not dislocate laterally.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Raj Sinha
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
In brief: Physical therapy
For a first time dislocation, physical therapy will likely resolve the issue.
If the dislocation keeps on happening, then a surgical procedure may be needed, either a ligament reconstruction/retinacular release or an osteotomy to medialize the tibial tubercle (bone where the patella tendon attaches) ; or in some cases both.

In brief: Physical therapy
For a first time dislocation, physical therapy will likely resolve the issue.
If the dislocation keeps on happening, then a surgical procedure may be needed, either a ligament reconstruction/retinacular release or an osteotomy to medialize the tibial tubercle (bone where the patella tendon attaches) ; or in some cases both.
Dr. Raj Sinha
Dr. Raj Sinha
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