Operative treatment of primary patellar dislocation does not improve medium-term outcome: A 7-year follow-up report and risk analysis of 127 randomized patients.

@article{Nikku2005OperativeTO,
  title={Operative treatment of primary patellar dislocation does not improve medium-term outcome: A 7-year follow-up report and risk analysis of 127 randomized patients.},
  author={Risto Nikku and Yrj{\"a}n{\"a} A. Nietosvaara and Kari Aalto and Pentti Ensio Kallio},
  journal={Acta orthopaedica},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 5},
  pages={699-704}
}
BACKGROUND The best treatment for primary patellar dislocation has been the subject of debate. Surgery has been recommended for all patients or for special subgroups to improve outcome. We have previously reported similar 2-year results after closed or open treatment. This report concerns 127 patients who were re-evaluated by questionnaire at least 5 years after the primary onset. PATIENTS AND METHODS At baseline, the patients were randomized regarding closed treatment (57) or individually… CONTINUE READING

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