Orthopedic & Sports Injury Surgery in West Hills and Westlake Village - Providing Expert Repair of the Shoulder, Elbow, Hand, Wrist, Knee, Foot and Ankle

Dr. Kevin Nadel


Dr. Kevin Nadel Orthopedic & Sports Injury Treatment
WEST HILLS: 818-264-3344
WESTLAKE VILLAGE: 805-449-0066
TARZANA: 818-466-7770

Dr. Kevin Nadel, MD
Orthopedic & Sports Injury Treatment





Patella Dislocation



When the kneecap (patella) is forced out of its groove along the front of the knee during a traumatic injury (often while playing sports) the resulting injury is known as a patella dislocation. In many cases, the patella will slip back into place on its own, after temporarily slipping out of place. In other cases, the injury will be far more severe, and require immediate treatment and an appointment with a Southern California sports medicine specialist and orthpaedic surgeon.

Intense pain and swelling are often the first signs that your kneecap has been dislocated. It is very likely that you will not be able to walk, and you may even need crutches to help stand. Dr. Nadel will perform a thorough examination at his Westlake Village or West Hills office. X-rays and MRIs will help him to determine the proper immobilization techniques necessary, and whether or not your patella dislocation will require surgery.

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