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Do people with patellar dislocation have a lot of pain?

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Dr. Luis Villaplana
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes it hurts: Take a hammer and ... Nevermind. Anything that dislocates will hurt.
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Luanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 24 years experience
Some do not: As with any dislocation, there are those patients with loose (or lax) joints. Some patients can experience dislocations without any pain and without any apparent injury. Their ligaments are loose enough to allow it. Most patients that dislocate the patella have an underlying predisposition (or problem that allows dislocation). An injury or trauma can then tear the ligaments that hold the patella.

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