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Case report of a successful closed reduction without anesthesia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8242928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Intraarticular dislocation of the patella is a rare clinical entity. Horizontal dislocation occurs when the patella rotates 90 degrees about its horizontal axis. Of the 33 previously reported cases, only six have been successfully reduced by closed manipulation. Furthermore, all previously successful closed reductions have required general anesthesia to accomplish the reduction. Intraarticular dislocation of the patella in a 24-year-old man was successfully reduced in a closed fashion without anesthesia.
W D Morin; J R Steadman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1993 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-06     Completed Date:  1994-01-06     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  179-81     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Steadman Hawkins Clinic, Vail, Colorado.
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MeSH Terms
Dislocations / radiography,  rehabilitation,  therapy*
Patella / injuries*,  radiography

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