When dislocation appears for the first time, and the swelling is severe, or a cartilage surface abruption is suffered, arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) is recommended. If complaints are managable, a strict rest and the use of a kneecap stabilizing brace (see figure) for some weeks may be adequate. If the dislocation occurs repetitively, the surgical remodelling of the soft […]
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The first dislocation of the kneecap (patella) develops most frequently when a knee injury is suffered; sometimes, however, it jumps out without any trauma. In the latter case, an anatomical maldevelopment of the bones of the knee stands almost certainly in the background. Whatever the reason for the first dislocation, it is very likely to be followed […]