Patella Dislocation

Patella dislocation usually occurs after a sudden change in direction when your leg is planted. Dislocation may also occur from a direct result of injury and is more likely to occur in women than men.

Dislocation of the patella can make the knee appear deformed. The kneecap can slip around the outside of the knee and move around sideways. There may be intense pain and tenderness around the knee, and if the knee is bent it cannot straighten.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Ackerman today to if you have dislocated your kneecap (patella dislocation).

Next, lean about Knee Injury Treatment Options.

1600 Stewart Ave. Suite 100, Westbury, NY 11590

(516) 243-8506


Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

George P. Ackerman, M.D.