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Permanent patellar dislocation after a nonoperative treatment of recurrent dislocation of the patella because of trochlear dysplasia: a case report and review of the literature

Lippacher, Sabine; Reichel, Heiko; Nelitz, Manfred

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B:
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0b013e32835637bd
Femur & Knee
Abstract

Patellar instability is a common knee injury in children and adolescents. After first-time dislocation, a nonoperative course is widespread. In cases of recurrent patellar dislocation, operative therapy is widely recommended. This case report shows the complicating history after a period of numerous patellar dislocations with primarily spontaneous reduction and a nonreducible dislocation at the follow-up 2 years after a nonoperative treatment.

Author Information

Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany

Correspondence to Sabine Lippacher, MD, Department of Orthopedic Surgery University of Ulm, Oberer Eselsberg 45, 89081 Ulm, Germany Tel: +49 731 177 5120; fax: +49 731 177 1103; e-mail: sabinelippacher@vahoo.de

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