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Patella Dislocation

What is Patella Dislocation?

It occurs when the kneecap completely moves out of its normal alignment.

Can physiotherapy help people with patella dislocation?

Yes. Physiotherapy will focus on pain reduction, improvement of functions and prevention of a reoccurring patella dislocation.

What causes patella dislocation?

  • Loose ligament

  • Muscle imbalance

  • Biomechanical problems like flat feet and mal-aligned kneecap

  • Direct trauma to the knee like a sports injury

  • Excessive pressure from movement

  • Previous knee injury

  • Females are more prone than males

  • Tall people are more prone than short people

How do I know if I have dislocated my kneecap?

You will experience the following symptoms:

  • Pain

  • Knee instability

  • A visible kneecap shift from its position

  • Swelling and tenderness

  • Muscle weakness

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