Patellar dislocation. The long-term results of nonoperative management in 100 patients.

@article{Menp1997PatellarDT,
  title={Patellar dislocation. The long-term results of nonoperative management in 100 patients.},
  author={Hanna M{\"a}enp{\"a}{\"a} and Matti U. K. Lehto},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 2},
  pages={213-7}
}
One hundred patients were treated nonoperatively for primary acute patellar dislocations, either by plaster cast (N = 60), by posterior splint (N = 17), or by patellar bandage or brace (N = 23). Follow-up examinations were performed at an average of 13 years later (range, 6 to 26 years). Overall, there were 0.17 redislocations per follow-up year; the redislocation frequencies per follow-up year for each patient group were 0.29, patellar bandages or braces; 0.12, plaster cast; and 0.08… CONTINUE READING

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