Patella Dislocation

Patient

Q: I am 16 years old and I recently went to Japan a week ago and I had a patella dislocation by just merely standing up in the cubicle. It was most likely due to the way I positioned myself while standing up and most doctors called it the 'W' position. This happened on my left knee. Moreover, when I was 13, the same thing occurred to me but it happened on my right knee instead. A slight knock on the table leg caused my patella to slide out of position. I followed my physiotherapy instructions and did leg strengthening but it unexpectedly happened again. There is a swell underneath my patella now and I had a chipped ligament as shown in an X ray done yesterday. What are the chances of having a patella dislocation again? Will it ever happen unexpectedly again? I don't do any sports activities and what is the likely reoccurrence of a patella dislocation again? Are there any ways to prevent it or is it a necessity to do a key hole surgery if it ever happens again?

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