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How long does a lateral release last?

Lateral release is a permanent surgical procedure. With the proper follow-up care and dedication to physical therapy exercises, patients can experience long-term success. However, some types of kneecap instability don’t respond as well to lateral release surgery. Additional personal factors like increased weight and reduced physical activity can increase the odds of failure. In patients with risk factors, lateral release becomes less effective ten or more years after the procedure.

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