Acute patellar dislocation in children and adolescents: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Palmu2008AcutePD,
  title={Acute patellar dislocation in children and adolescents: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Sauli A Palmu and P. Kallio and S. Donell and I. Helenius and Y. Nietosvaara},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2008},
  volume={90 3},
  pages={
          463-70
        }
}
BACKGROUND The treatment of acute patellar dislocation in children is controversial. Some investigators have advocated early repair of the medial structures, whereas others have treated this injury nonoperatively. The present report describes the long-term subjective and functional results of a randomized controlled trial of nonoperative and operative treatment of primary acute patellar dislocation in children less than sixteen years of age. METHODS The data were gathered prospectively on a… Expand
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