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Unusual Horizontal Patellar Dislocation Reduced without General Anesthesia

A Report of 2 Cases

Uluyardımcı, Enes, MD1; Bozkurt, İbrahim, MD1; Öçgüder, Durmuş Ali, MD2; Yalçın, Nadir, MD3

doi: 10.2106/JBJS.CC.18.00177
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Case: Horizontal patellar dislocation is a rare clinical event, and there is no consensus on its management. We describe 2 relatively elderly patients with 2 different types of horizontal patellar dislocation who were successfully treated with closed reduction without general anesthesia.

Conclusion: Appropriate and gently managed closed reduction without general anesthesia may be successful in cases of acute horizontal patellar dislocation, provided there are no osteophytes or an injury that requires surgical treatment. With closed reduction and subsequent rehabilitation, patients can regain functional capacity quickly.

1Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Viransehir State Hospital, Sanliurfa, Turkey

2Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ankara Yildirim Beyazit University, Ankara, Turkey

3Department of Orthopedics and Traumatology, Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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This study was performed at Ankara Ataturk Training and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Disclosure: The authors indicated that no external funding was received for any aspect of this work. The Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest forms are provided with the online version of the article (

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