Acute and recurrent patellar instability in the young athlete.

  title={Acute and recurrent patellar instability in the young athlete.},
  author={Richard Y Hinton and K. V. Muralidhar Sharma},
  journal={The Orthopedic clinics of North America},
  volume={34 3},
Many reports of patellofemoral instability treatment suffer the same flaws of inappropriate patient selection, poor injury definition, insufficient activity assessment, and, especially in skeletally immature patients, limited followup found in other orthopedic literature. A significant number of dogmatic statements concerning risk factors and treatment interventions continue to be recycled through the literature without adequate clinical or laboratory substantiation, even in the face of… CONTINUE READING

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