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What are signs that you've dislocated your kneecap?

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Signs that you’ve dislocated your kneecap include:

  • The joint looks out of place, though it might move back on its own
  • A popping sound or feeling
  • Severe pain
  • You can’t straighten your leg or walk
  • Sudden swelling

From: What Can Go Wrong With My Kneecap? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Kidshealth.org from Nemours Foundation: “Jumper’s Knee.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Knee Injuries,” “Patellar Dislocation and Instability in Children,” “Patellar Fractures,” “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.”

U.K. National Health Service: "Dislocated Kneecap."

Johns Hopkins Health Library: "Patellar Instability."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Patellofemoral Instability."

Shepard Center Spine and Pain Institute: “Patellar Tracking Disorder.”

Texas Health Physicians Group: “Patellar Tracking Disorder.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 08, 2018

SOURCES:

Kidshealth.org from Nemours Foundation: “Jumper’s Knee.”

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: “Common Knee Injuries,” “Patellar Dislocation and Instability in Children,” “Patellar Fractures,” “Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome.”

U.K. National Health Service: "Dislocated Kneecap."

Johns Hopkins Health Library: "Patellar Instability."

Massachusetts General Hospital: "Patellofemoral Instability."

Shepard Center Spine and Pain Institute: “Patellar Tracking Disorder.”

Texas Health Physicians Group: “Patellar Tracking Disorder.”

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on March 08, 2018

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