knee dislocation

I am a 17 year old female and I just dislocated my left knee again playing football. I think this is the fourth time this has happened to the same knee. Every time my kneecap goes back in place on its own, I have never had to put it back in place myself. But this time I saw my kneecap all the way on the left side of my knee, but still it went back in place. I have been icing it every 20 minutes an hour and elevating it, and I plan on getting an MRI done just to be sure no ligaments are torn. Right now it is swollen and I have the pain on the right (inside) of my knee. I am trying everything possible to heal fast because I am at the end of my volleyball season and I really want to play. I am getting a brace for my knee that my trainer told me to get, but I want to know if it is the best brace for me or if there is a better one out there I should get instead. She told me to get the J-Lat Knee Support Knee Brace, but I was also looking at braces such as the DonJoy Tru-Pull Wraparound, the DonJoy Tru-Pull Advanced System Knee Brace, or the DonJoy TPAA. I don't know which one is best for me and I need help please.
Thank you so much.

Posted By Kayla on October 10, 2009 at 19:27:17:

Indications: Post-Operative - ACL reconstructions, General arthroscopies Non-Operative-Patello femoral pain, Degenerative joint disease, sprains.


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