A case report of patellar dislocation in an adolescent
Key words: Patellar dislocation, Adolescent, Case report, Knee
The paper describes a patellar dislocation in an adolescent female. Patellar dislocations are a frequent musculoskeletal injury assessed in the Emergency Room and represent 3% of all knee injuries. Patients under the age of 16 tend to have higher reoccurrence rate and associated complications of patellar instability following a patellar dislocation. The first line of treatment for instability is most commonly non-operative in nature; however, there are many options for operative management in the event of severe chondral injury or recurrent dislocation.
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