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I Dislocated My Kneecap, What Should I Do?

Patellar dislocations are common injuries that are seen at Advanced Orthopaedic Specialists. A patellar dislocation is whenever the kneecap (patella) dislocates from the femur (trochlea). This is relatively common in teenage athletes. It most commonly occurs with a twisting mechanism …

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Patella Tendon Rupture

What is it? Patella tendon rupture is a disruption of the tendon which attaches the knee cap to the tibia, which is the main bone in the lower leg. The patella tendon works with the quadriceps muscle to straighten the …

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Patella Tendonitis

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What is Patella Tendonitis? Patella tendonitis (also known as “Jumper’s Knee”) is an injury to the main tendon in the front of your knee. This tendon attaches the knee to the shin and works with the quad muscle to extend …

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