A to Z: Patellar Dislocationenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgPatellar dislocation happens when the patella (kneecap) slips out of its normal position.patella instability, knee dislocation, dislocation of the patella, knee injury, kneecap injury, knee, kneecap, subluxation of the patella, developmental dysplasia of patella (DDP), malformative dislocation10/16/201203/21/201909/02/2019c4fea202-b73f-49da-a4fe-d2e3c7092b81https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-patellar.html/<p><em>May also be called: Knee Dislocation; Dislocation of the Patella</em></p> <p>Patellar dislocation happens when the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bones-muscles-joints.html/">patella</a> (kneecap) slips out of its normal position.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Patellar dislocation&nbsp;can happen as a result of a direct blow to the <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/knee-injuries.html/">knee</a> or when the knee gets twisted during sports play or in an accident. The patella may move back into place on its own, or the doctor may gently put the patella back with a quick maneuver called a reduction.</p> <p>To help keep the patella from dislocating again, an immobilizer or brace must be worn on the knee for a few weeks and crutches might be needed to help with walking. Usually, a person can&nbsp;return to most normal activities within a couple of months, although returning to sports participation can take longer.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>With rest and proper treatment, most people who have had a patellar dislocation can gradually return to their normal activities.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Jumper's KneeJumper's knee is an overuse injury that happens when frequent jumping, running, and changing direction damages the patellar tendon.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/jumpers-knee.html/16b92a66-48a6-4473-ba2e-87bbe0566229
Knee InjuriesHealthy knees are needed for many activities and sports and getting hurt can mean some time sitting on the sidelines.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/knee-injuries.html/0e348562-5958-4a91-96ad-c8affb5fff4f
Meniscus TearsThe key to healing meniscus tears is not to get back into play too quickly. Find out what meniscus tears are and how to treat them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/meniscus-tear.html/223bcb86-70a0-4814-b899-c5ef2493600b
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner's Knee)Patellofemoral pain syndrome (or runner's knee) is the most common overuse injury among runners, but it can also happen to other athletes who do activities that require a lot of knee bending.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/runners-knee.html/4589da1f-0851-45ac-a408-8ce20ef2c72b
Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis (SCFE)A good, stable connection at your hip joint is what lets you walk, run, make that jump shot, and shake it on the dance floor. But in some teens – particularly those who are obese – the hip joint is weakened by slipped capital femoral epiphysis (SCFE).https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/scfe.html/ad764559-ea97-49a0-95a4-4785a2052c28
X-Ray Exam: KneeA knee X-ray can help find the causes of pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformity of the knee, and detect broken bones or a dislocated joint.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/xray-knee.html/f571f6cf-67cf-4275-a045-1fb1152e0592
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