knee cap dislocationmedical dictionary

<orthopaedics> A dislocation of the knee cap most often occurs with the knee cap moving laterally (toward the outer aspect of the leg).

Features include a partially flexed knee joint with obvious displacement of the knee cap laterally. Reduction is accomplished with knee joint extension and gently coaxing the knee cap back to the midline.

(17 Dec 1997)

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