Primary traumatic patellar dislocation
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, No. 2, Yuh-Der Road, Taichung 404, Taiwan, Republic of China
Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2012, 7:21 doi:10.1186/1749-799X-7-21Published: 6 June 2012
Acute traumatic patellar dislocation is a common injury in the active and young adult populations. MRI of the knee is recommended in all patients who present with acute patellar dislocation. Numerous operative and non-operative methods have been described to treat the injuries; however, the ideal management of the acute traumatic patellar dislocation in young adults is still in debate. This article is intended to review the studies to the subjects of epidemiology, initial examination and management.