Acute traumatic patellar dislocation.

  title={Acute traumatic patellar dislocation.},
  author={Victoria B. Duthon},
  journal={Orthopaedics & traumatology, surgery & research : OTSR},
  volume={101 1 Suppl},
Inaugural traumatic patellar dislocation is most often due to trauma sustained during physical or sports activity. Two-thirds of acute patellar dislocations occur in young active patients (less than 20 years old). Non-contact knee sprain in flexion and valgus is the leading mechanism in patellar dislocation, accounting for as many as 93% of all cases. The strong displacement of the patella tears the medial stabilizing structures, and notably the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), which is… CONTINUE READING


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