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Is it possible to dislocated a knee cap?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes- common injury

Knee cap or patella dislocations are actually quit common.
Most are effectively treated without a need for surgery. After the dislocated patella is reduced, a brace is usually place to help maintain the patella in a reduced position. Physical therapy is routinely requested to help strengthen the thigh muscles and regain motion with a goal to prevent recurrence.

In brief: Yes- common injury

Knee cap or patella dislocations are actually quit common.
Most are effectively treated without a need for surgery. After the dislocated patella is reduced, a brace is usually place to help maintain the patella in a reduced position. Physical therapy is routinely requested to help strengthen the thigh muscles and regain motion with a goal to prevent recurrence.
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Dr. Brian Sabb
Sports Medicine

In brief: Yes

The knee cap or patella can be dislocated.
It usually relocates on its own. This is a condition that is more common in women. There are anatomic and biomechanical factors that predispose to dislocation. It alsmost always occurs laterally (in the absence of prior knee surgery) and the patients are at high risk of recurrence. If you suspect transient lateral patellear dislocation, see an ortho.

In brief: Yes

The knee cap or patella can be dislocated.
It usually relocates on its own. This is a condition that is more common in women. There are anatomic and biomechanical factors that predispose to dislocation. It alsmost always occurs laterally (in the absence of prior knee surgery) and the patients are at high risk of recurrence. If you suspect transient lateral patellear dislocation, see an ortho.
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