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Knee cap dislocation

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Knee cap dislocation

(Science: 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.