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My knees pop out of place very easily. Ex if I get on all fours with too much weight, laying prone, something bumping into them, why?

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Dr. Abdul Ahmed
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Knee Instability

How long did you have this problem ? Did you have any injury ? Is it one sided ? It could be dislocating patella which happens due to misalignment or it could be due to rupture or deficiency of cruciate or collateral ligaments of the knee.
A meniscal tear can also lead to feeling of popping of the knee or locking. You may need MRI scan to diagnose the later conditions.

In brief: Knee Instability

How long did you have this problem ? Did you have any injury ? Is it one sided ? It could be dislocating patella which happens due to misalignment or it could be due to rupture or deficiency of cruciate or collateral ligaments of the knee.
A meniscal tear can also lead to feeling of popping of the knee or locking. You may need MRI scan to diagnose the later conditions.
Dr. Abdul Ahmed
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Dr. Bruce Prager
Sounds more like your patella is subluxating. You really need to see an orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. James Chen
Sports Medicine

In brief: Many reasons

Most likely it is your kneecap that is popping out of place.
This can be from previous trauma, general looseness of all of your ligaments, a shallow groove that your kneecap tracks in, or malalignment of your limbs. See an md to help figure out the cause of the problem.

In brief: Many reasons

Most likely it is your kneecap that is popping out of place.
This can be from previous trauma, general looseness of all of your ligaments, a shallow groove that your kneecap tracks in, or malalignment of your limbs. See an md to help figure out the cause of the problem.
Dr. James Chen
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