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To put out of joint; dislocate.
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To loosen or dislocate the tooth from the socket.
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Caption: Many tiny and small dogs have medially luxating
patellas--kneecaps that can move out of position.
However, knee's range of motion became restricted, and a luxating
patella test showed a positive sign.
Ginger appeared to be okay for a few months after the surgery and recovery with occasional limping symptoms, but eventually it was determined she would need a second surgery for a luxating
patella on her back left knee.