Kneecap (patellar) dislocation

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What is kneecap (patellar) dislocation?

Patellar (kneecap) dislocations occur with significant regularity, especially in younger athletes. Most of the dislocations occur laterally (outside). When these occur, they are associated with significant pain and swelling.

Common symptoms reported by people with kneecap (patellar) dislocation

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with kneecap (patellar) dislocation

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
3
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Equipment
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with kneecap (patellar) dislocation, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with kneecap (patellar) dislocation

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Leg brace)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constipation dizziness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) pain (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Cannabidiol oil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1) fatigue (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Celebrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
abdominal pain indigestion
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with kneecap (patellar) dislocation, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has kneecap (patellar) dislocation on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 9
30s 14
40s 22
50s 19
60s 9
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 17
20-29 years 4
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 15
Female 61

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 39
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from kneecap (patellar) dislocation patients who have completed their condition history
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