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Femoral neuropathy due to patellar dislocation in a theatrical and jazz dancer: a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15954069     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report describes a teenage female, high-level modern dancer who suffered multiple left patellar dislocations. Her history is atypical in that after her fifth dislocation, her recovery was hindered secondary to persistent weakness and atrophy of her quadriceps out of proportion to disuse alone. Electrodiagnostic studies and magnetic resonance imaging showed evidence of a subacute femoral neuropathy correlating chronologically with her most recent patellar dislocation. This case suggests that further diagnostic study may be warranted in patients with persistent quadriceps weakness or atrophy after a patellar dislocation, because this may suggest the presence of a femoral neuropathy. This is important because the strength training goals and precautions differ in disuse atrophy and a neuropathy. We believe this is the first reported case of a femoral neuropathy associated with the mechanism of a patellar dislocation.
Chris S Shin; Brian A Davis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0003-9993     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Publication Date:  2005 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-06-14     Completed Date:  2005-07-26     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  2985158R     Medline TA:  Arch Phys Med Rehabil     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1258-60     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of California-Davis, UCD Medical Center, 4860 Y Street, Ste. 3850, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dancing / injuries*
Femoral Neuropathy / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Patellar Dislocation / complications*,  therapy
Physical Therapy Modalities

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