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Patellofemoral Instability

In the normal knee, kneecap moves up and down in the femoral groove as the knee bends and straightens. Altered anatomy and biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint result in abnormal forces that can result in the kneecap popping out of place. For example, if the groove is shallow or the kneecap small and high, it may not engage in the groove and could slide off resulting in partial or complete dislocation. A dislocation can also occur in an entirely normal knee during a traumatic event such as a fall or sporting injury.

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