Vail Daily health column: Treating a knee cap dislocation

Vail Daily health column: Treating a knee cap dislocation
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By caramie schnell

Question: My 16-year-old daughter was recently playing soccer when her knee cap popped out and then back in. How do we treat this? Answer: It is not uncommon for young people, particularly females, to dislocate their knee cap (or patella) when doing cutting and pivoting sports like soccer. This is due to the fact that teenagers, particularly females, have generalized increased laxity in their ligaments. For instance, many teenagers can hyperextend their elbows or pull a thumb back and touch their forearm with it. This ability can be advantageous in certain sports, but it can also predispose them to joint …

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