If you’re experiencing frequent dislocation of the patella, patellar stabilization might be the right treatment for you. In this procedure, the kneecap gets more room to move laterally and stabilized in a functional position to prevent future dislocations and the pain and disability associated with them. To find out more about patellar stabilization, including whether this procedure might be the right solution for you, contact Kristofer J. Jones, MD, in Los Angeles today. While located in Westwood, we are proud to serve surrounding areas such as Santa Monica, Brentwood, Century City, Culver City, Downtown, and Sherman Oaks.
If your patella dislocates with minimal physical activity, Dr. Jones -- a specialist in conditions of the bones and joints -- should evaluate you. He can diagnose the cause of instability of the patella with the following tests:
You may only need a single diagnostic test. However, if your case is complicated, Dr. Jones may order multiple tests to gain a thorough understanding of your condition.
Several different surgical approaches can be taken to achieve patellar stabilization.
Unique risks and benefits accompany each procedure, and only Dr. Jones can determine which of these procedures is the best option for restoring your knee’s stability.
If you’ve dislocated your patella, you should see Dr. Jones right away. If you’ve dislocated your patella more than once, it’s especially crucial that you see him as soon as possible.
Because so many different procedures can be performed to stabilize the patella, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Dr. Jones can help you understand what to expect following your patellar stabilization surgery.
Ask your primary care provider to refer you to Kristofer J. Jones, MD, or schedule your consultation appointment directly with his office today. Seeking treatment early can help prevent serious complications in the future.