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A 32-year-old female asked:

what does "mobile patellaes" mean in medical terms does it mean hyper mobile patellae? (kneecap) if orthopedic surgeon knows you have ehlers danlos

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Hard to say: The specific meaning a given doc attributes to a term is personal. Medical jargon is somewhat like a foreign language. Some follow strict rules for use and some do not. I would ask the doc what they mean for this description. It could simply mean the patellas are not firm/frozen in place, normally mobile or hyper mobile based on how they use the term. It is not a universal language by any means.

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