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Sharp pains in knee cap, hurted while playing. Feel pressureised.

hi, i was playing tennis tonite and as i jumped up to serve the ball i felt like a pop feeling in my kneecap - followed thru on the serve and went two steps to return and the pain came in the kneecap - very sharp. Now at home - iced it and popped some advil but pain increasing and pressure feeling in waves in the kneecap. No tenderspots on the leg just pain and
Asked On : Sat, 23 Jun 2012
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Hi Lavallee99,
Knee cap is called Ptella in medical parlance and it the largest cuneiform bone in the body.
Patella is fairly commonly fractured and dislocated.
Fracture mostly occurs when direct impact of something occurs on the front of knee at kneecap but it can also fracture if a young and muscular person makes a sudden postural move or runs a long sprint.
Another possilbility is rather more common to have a patellar dislocation, it almost always occurs on lateral side and is particularly common when you have an anatomical variation of knee called genu valgum.
Both the condtions can be diagnosed just through a simple x-ray of Knee-AP and Lateral and review by any orthpedician/Physician/Surgeon.
Take Care!
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