First-time traumatic patellar dislocation: a systematic review.

  title={First-time traumatic patellar dislocation: a systematic review.},
  author={John Joseph Stefancin and Richard D. Parker},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Acute patellar dislocations can result in patellar instability, pain, recurrent dislocations, decreased level of sporting activity, and patellofemoral arthritis. The initial management of a first-time traumatic patellar dislocation is controversial with no evidence-based consensus to guide decision making. Most first-time traumatic patellar dislocations have been traditionally treated nonoperatively; however, there has been a recent trend in initial surgical management. We performed a… CONTINUE READING
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