My daughter dislocated her knee cap and has a lot of bone bruising. Ho...

It takes about six weeks with physiotherapy. The 'bruising' can be seen for longer on a MR scan even when symptoms have gone.

Unfortunately, patellar dislocation has a habit of recurring, so it is important to get good physiotherapy. If it happens a second time, a referral to a knee specialist is needed to check for reasons why it has happened and treat if necessary.

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