It’s Been 3 Months Since The Knee Has Shifted And Is Being Treated In Sequence, But The Road Is Still Limping, Should Surgery?
I am a 15-year-old male … since I was 13 years old, I have had a disability that is severe enough to cause my knee bones to shift. since then I did not operate, instead I switched to non-medical treatment namely by therapy. after undergoing massage therapy for 3 months I was able to walk, but I was still limping until now. my question is, is it better for me to proceed with surgery or to a chiropractor? because I do not feel pain at all when walking. I myself am also a little scared, because the legs are getting smaller.
Patellar dislocation occurs when the knee bone shifts from its normal position. Patellar dislocations can occur due to impact, sports injuries, traffic accidents. Symptoms of patellar dislocation are:
Changes in knee shape compared to the other side
Pain in the knee
Swelling or bruising on the knee
Could not move the joint
Patellar dislocation sometimes also involves surrounding tissues such as muscles, ligaments, nerves, or blood vessels. Therefore a minimum x-ray examination or other examination such as MRI is needed to rule out these possibilities. Handling of patellar dislocation varies from reduction to restore bone position, immobilization (limiting movement), surgery to repair damage to the muscles around the patella, and rehabilitation (movement training) to restore patellar function and reduce the risk of permanent disability.
It is best to consult directly with an orthopedic specialist, to carry out further evaluations of the condition of your patella. Bring the results of previous examinations to compare the condition of your patella now and then. Thus the explanation from me, may be useful.