Patellar Subluxation Surgery

Patellar Subluxation is a condition in which the patella (kneecap) moves out of its normal location, it can slide to the outside of the knee joint resulting in knee instability and swelling. A minor slip is called Subluxation. A procedure known as a lateral release surgery can be performed for this problem. This procedure involves loosening the tight lateral ligaments to allow the patella (kneecap) to resume its normal position.

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When I was 13, I hurt my knee playing volleyball. There was a loud crunch, sharp pain and lots of initial swelling and bruising. I couldn't walk on it for a week, and the swelling did not recede for two weeks. My parents weren't big on doctors, so my knee was not diagnosed or treated at the time. For four ...
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Describe what happened, how you treated it, and what's going on today I was born with subluxated kneecaps, which means that my kneecaps were positioned toward the outside of my knees rather than in the middle where they should be. Though very active, no problems were noticed until puberty when my left kneecap dislocated while roller skating on the carpet ...
 No change
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While playing softball collided knee to knee with another outfielder and had a patella fracture as well as acl and mcl tear. Had surgery the next day and continued with months of physical therapy. Still have lingering side effects!

Patellar Subluxation Surgery is Used For These Conditions

Condition Average Result Healed Helped
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All Conditions (average)
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Knee Luxating Patella (Floating Patella)
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Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
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