Victoria fell in love with running six years earlier during a summer track program. She had hoped to participate the following summer, but began experiencing problems with her knees.

“It started when I was in second grade,” recalls Victoria. She’d be running or jumping, and one of her kneecaps would slide to the side. She’d stumble and fall. The condition affected both knees.

When she was 8, Victoria was diagnosed with patellar instability; her kneecaps regularly dislocated. Read her full story.

My treatment and recovery

When Victoria’s knee problems started, Chris took his daughter to her pediatrician, who referred her to an orthopedic surgeon. The next stop was a pediatric orthopedic specialist, who inserted metal plates to improve her leg alignment and stabilize her kneecaps.

My Second First

Because of my orthopaedic care, I can run cross-country.


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