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Patella Dislocation

Your kneecap, or patella, connects muscles in your thigh (femur) to your shinbone (tibia). When your knee bends, it slides along a groove (femoral groove) at the end of your thigh bone. Patella instability is a condition that occurs when the kneecap comes out of this groove. When this happens, it can result in pain, difficulty walking, and other problems. When the kneecap comes out of the groove a little, but not completely, it is called subluxated. When it moves completely out of the groove, it is dislocated.

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tear

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the four major ligaments in the knee. It runs through the middle of the knee and connects the thigh to the shin, giving stability to the knee joint. It provides the primary restraint to the femur (thigh bone) moving on the tibia (shin bone). It also provides stability by helping to control excessive rotation of the knee. Anterior cruciate ligament tears, or ACL tears, are one of the most common knee injuries for athletes. ACL tears often occur in sports that require a lot of agility, or “cutting,” where an athlete suddenly changes directions while moving quickly

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Upswing is led by two orthopedic surgeons with over 50 combined years of healthcare leadership and experience.

    Dr. Jay Kimmel

  • Dr. Jay Kimmel is an orthopedic surgeon with Advanced Orthopedics New England. Dr. Kimmel specializes in Sports Medicine with an emphasis on shoulder and knee injuries.
  • Assistant clinical professor in both the department of family medicine and department of orthopedics at the University of Connecticut.
  • Dr. Kimmel is a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery and is board-certified in Orthopedic Surgery.
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    Dr. Steven Schutzer

  • Dr. Steve Schutzer is a Founding Member and Medical Director of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Institute at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center,
  • President of the Connecticut Joint Replacement Surgeons, LLC and Physician Executive for the Orthopedic Service Line at Trinity Health Of New England.
  • Highly sought-after national speaker on value-based healthcare.
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We suggested this condition because you mentioned these symptoms:

This is not a medical diagnosis. If you are in extreme pain, please dial 911 or go to emergency.

Where does it hurt?

Knee

In what area does it hurt?

Front

How did you hurt it?

Twisted it or Hit from outside or Hit from inside

Is it swollen?

Yes

How soon after injury did it swell?

First six hours

Did you feel a pop?

Yes

Do you need to see a doctor?

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