Knee Cap Instability: Surgery Or Rehab?

Knee Cap Instability: Surgery Or Rehab?

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President, Sideline Sports Doc
Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthopedic Surgery, Stanford University
Key Points:

Knee cap instability is common in young athletes, especially in girls who participate in jumping, cutting, or pivoting sports
Most mild instability issues and first time full dislocations can be treated without surgery
Surgery is sometimes needed for recurring instability, or for some first time dislocations accompanied by cartilage or bone injury

The term “dislocation” is used when bones at a joint pop out of place- the joint is unstable…

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