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Can you clarify what knee cap dislocation really is?

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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
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In brief: Patella dislocation

During knee flexion, the knee cap or patella normally tracks in a groove in the distal femur called the trochlea.
During a patellar dislocation, a traumatic event causes the patella to track outside of this groove while the knee flexes. This can injure some of the stabilizing structures surrounding the patella and can place a patient at risk fora future dislocation event.

In brief: Patella dislocation

During knee flexion, the knee cap or patella normally tracks in a groove in the distal femur called the trochlea.
During a patellar dislocation, a traumatic event causes the patella to track outside of this groove while the knee flexes. This can injure some of the stabilizing structures surrounding the patella and can place a patient at risk fora future dislocation event.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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Dr. Joel Cooperman
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Physically displaced

It is a condition in which the knee cap bone is pactually move out of the groove in the thigh bone(femur) it is often due to a trauma, canberra very painful, and needs tobe but back in place.
You need to see a physician, probably an orthopedist. Small fratues can occur with this condition.

In brief: Physically displaced

It is a condition in which the knee cap bone is pactually move out of the groove in the thigh bone(femur) it is often due to a trauma, canberra very painful, and needs tobe but back in place.
You need to see a physician, probably an orthopedist. Small fratues can occur with this condition.
Dr. Joel Cooperman
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