Patellar Tracking Disorder

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This is a problem with the alignment of the patella (the bone at the front of the knee, commonly called the "kneecap"). With this disorder, the patella shifts out of its normal track as you bend or extend your knee.

What is patellar tracking disorder?

This detailed video describes patellar tracking disorder, including its causes, symptoms, and treatment. Treatment options include rest, ice and medications for pain. You may also benefit from physical therapy. If these are not helpful, you may benefit from surgery. Your healthcare provider can create a care plan that is right for your needs.