Patella alta and recurrent dislocation of the patella.

@article{Simmons1992PatellaAA,
  title={Patella alta and recurrent dislocation of the patella.},
  author={Edward D Simmons and John C. Cameron},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={1992},
  volume={274},
  pages={265-9}
}
Fifteen knees were treated with a surgical technique designed for recurrent patellar dislocations when associated with patella alta. The average number of patellar dislocations preoperatively was 12, and the determination of patella alta was made using the technique described by Insall and Salvati, which is a ratio of the length of the patellar tendon to the longest diagonal length of the patella. The normal value for this ratio is 1.02 plus or minus 20%. The average preoperative ratio in this… CONTINUE READING

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