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My X-ray report says no fracture but my orthopedist says knee cap is dislocated. Why is this difference ?

I have knee discomfort, xray report says no dislocation or fracture, but orthopedist says my knee knee cap is dislocated. Why would there be a discrepancy?
Asked On : Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist 's  Response
welcome to hcm
u might be suffering from recurrent dislocation of patella
in this the patella(knee cap) slips back and comes to its normal position.
this could be because of lax muscles or ligaments around the knee joint
try knee strengthening exercises
static quads and hams
Answered: Sat, 4 Jun 2011
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ramesh M.Vachharajani's  Response
Thanks for query,
As X-ray reports are normal and you have discomfort at knee it indicates that there is something wrong with soft tissues.
You might have lax knee muscles causing little loosening of joint giving you trouble.
You might have some damage in the ligaments of the joint causing this problem.
Do regular knee exercise,patellar exercise.
Do not squat or more bending at the joint.
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