It is common for the kneecap to become dislocated. This happens when the patella moves out of place at the end of the humerus. It is located outside the groove of your knee joint. A knee cap can become dislocated due to trauma or sudden jerks to the knee.
Symptoms of Kneecap DislocationUnbearable pain and deformity of the knee joint cap is the first sign of a dislocated kneecap. The knee joint dislocation always occurs in the outside direction, and not the inside. After a knee injury, swelling and discoloration can be observed. If the injury isn’t treated quickly, bruising may also be visible.
A kneecap dislocation can be characterized by:
- Disbalance gait
- Inability to properly balance the body
- The knees make painful popping sounds
- Inability to straighten neck or knee
- Pain bruising, swelling and discoloration of the knee joints