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Category Archives: Patellar Instability

Does My Child Have Patellar Instability?

What Is Patellar Instability?

Your kneecap – the patella – is attached to your thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia) by tendons. The thigh bone has a groove where the kneecap rides. As you bend and straighten your knee, the patella slides up and down in that groove, which is called the trochlear groove. If the kneecap moves outside […]

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