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The kneecap (patella) is normally positioned over the front of the
knee joint at the base of the thighbone (femur). A kneecap can be dislocated,
or moved out of its normal position, when:
Symptoms of a dislocated kneecap may include:
A dislocation can cause other problems even if the bone pops back
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerPatrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
Current as ofJuly 10, 2015
Current as of:
July 10, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine
& Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
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