How Do You Treat Knee Cap Pain?
The majority of pain at the front of the knee can be resolved without surgery. This treatment is directed at improving the balance of the patella at the front of the knee and normally involves physiotherapy and a home exercise programme.
Occasionally you may require surgery. The size and the extent of surgery will vary according to the underlying problem. We may perform this arthroscopically (that is, via keyhole surgery) or, in some cases, via a larger open operation.
What Is Patella Instability?
Patients with patella instability report a number of common symptoms. They often complain of lacking confidence in their knee and/or experience the sensation of the patella sliding out of the joint.
There are several types of abnormalities that may give rise to this problem. The patella may develop a tracking or centring problem within the joint, it may partially slip out of the trochlear groove or it may completely dislocate from it.