When the kneecap (patella) does not run smoothly up and down the front of the knee, it can cause a number of symptoms. These can include pain, clicking, grinding and dislocation. There are a number of different treatments with physiotherapy and surgery the main two groups. It is very important that surgery is only done for the right indications and to a very high standard - sadly this is not always the case.
Mr. Miles will see you and carefully assess your history and examination findings. He works with expert musculoskeletal radiologists who will perform specialist MRIs to measure the patella movement.
Surgery for dislocation includes medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction and realignment procedures. THese are usually followed by extensive therapy.