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(HealthDay News) -- Your thighbone has a v-shaped notch that accommodates your kneecap. If the groove is too narrow or shallow, the knee cap can become unstable and dislocate.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons says symptoms of an unstable kneecap include:
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