Kneecap dislocation

Dislocation - kneecap; Patellar dislocation or instability

Kneecap dislocation occurs when the triangle-shaped bone covering the knee (patella) moves or slides out of place. The dislocation often occurs toward the outside of the leg.

Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy allows for the visualization of the interior of a joint through the use of optic instruments. Surgery can now be performed on larger joints using direct visualization and miniaturized techniques. After this procedure, the person can often go home the same day.

Patellar dislocation

Dislocation usually occurs as a result of sudden direction changes while running and the knee is under stress or it may occur as a direct result of injury.

Knee arthroscopy - series - Normal anatomy

The knee is a complex joint made up of the distal end of the femur (femoral condyles) and the proximal end of the tibia (tibial plateau). A number of ligaments run between the femur and the tibia in the knee joint. The anterior cruciate ligament, the posterior cruciate ligament, and the meniscal ligaments are among the ligaments of the knee joint.

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