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Old 06-24-2011, 05:46 PM   #2
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Re: Knee Cap Deformity

Maltracking patella is actually very common, especially among women. The surgery to repair it is called lateral release, although nowadays the surgery is only recommended for severe cases. It sounds like your case was bad enough, though.

Sometimes, physical therapy to stretch the lateral ligaments and strengthen the quadriceps can ease the pain without surgery. It's worth a try.