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Where can a knee cap shifting out of place go?

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Dr. David Feig answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Lateral knee: A knee cap that subluxes or dislocates will almost always do so laterally and will sit on the lateral plateau of the tibia. It will be painful but generally a forceful contraction/flexion of the knee will pop it back into place, and it will bump against the lateral knee and cause pain, swelling and a possible bone bruise. Expect lots of swelling in the knee after a dislocation or subluxation.

Answered 2/5/2019

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Dr. Paul Grutter answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Lateral : Nearly all knee caps that shift out of place (dislocate), go to the outside (lateral) side of the knee.

Answered 7/30/2019

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Dr. Bernard Bach Jr answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Laterally.: If the kneecap is dislocating, it usually dislocates to the lateral side of your knee ( the outside part of your knee).

Answered 5/21/2018

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