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A dislocated patella occurs when the kneecap (patella) pops out from its normal position. This can occur as the result of force or, more often, is related to a developmental condition that leads to an improper alignment of the kneecap with the thighbone (femur). This is sometimes called "unstable kneecap."
If your child is physically active and participates in contact sports and other activities, he or she may be more prone to having a dislocated patella. While our team of doctors is committed to helping stabilize and re-strengthen your child's knee, they're also interested in helping active young people prevent these injuries in the first place. Past efforts included a sports clinic to teach young athletes about how to take proper care of their knees.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”