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13 Sep 2007
Popping knee and ankle joints
My seven month old's knees and ankles seem to dislocate and pop right back when she pushes against these joints in certain positions. It happens for example when she is sitting or laying on her back and trying to put het feet in her mouth. She does not seem to experience any discomfort when this happens, but I can here a popping sound and I can even see the lower leg moving out and in again. Is this normal?
This can be perfectly normal at her age. However there are certain congenital conditions where joint laxity [the medical term] occurs and your paediatrician should be consulted just to be on the safe side.
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