Chondral and osteochondral injuries associated with acute patellar dislocation.

  title={Chondral and osteochondral injuries associated with acute patellar dislocation.},
  author={Eiki Nomura and Motoyasu Inoue and Makoto Kurimura},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  volume={19 7},
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to evaluate the frequency and precise pathology of articular cartilage injuries after acute patellar dislocation. TYPE OF STUDY Case series. METHODS In 39 consecutive knees with initial lateral patellar dislocation, the articular cartilage injuries were examined using arthroscopy or macroscopic observation. RESULTS Thirty-seven knees (95%) had articular cartilage injuries of the patellofemoral joint and 2 knees (5%) had no cartilage injury. In all 37… CONTINUE READING