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Knee cap pain(Anterior knee pain)
One of the reasons for knee cap pain is
abnormal tracking of knee cap. The treatment
depends on the exact reason for abnormal tracking.
The treatment options are
dislocation of knee cap (patella)
Dislocated knee cap
Will my leg be in a plaster cast or splint?
Your leg will be in a splint for 6 weeks.
The splint is locked for 3 weeks
with the knee straight.
It is unlocked to allow bending of the knee
at 3 weeks.
When will I start to walk on the operated leg?
You will start to walk the following day with
a pair of crutches putting partial weight through the
What are the risks of operation?
How will you reconstruct the MPFL?
One of the hamstring tendons is used a graft.
Drill holes are made in the knee cap and femur.
The graft is passed through the tunnels made in the
knee cap and femur and fixed with a special screw to
prevent the knee cap from dislocating again.