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Irreducible superior dislocation of the patella requiring open reduction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9247656     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The authors describe a case of superior dislocation of patella that was irreducible by closed methods. Extensive review of the literature revealed that this is the first case reported in which an open reduction was needed to reduce a superior dislocation of the patella to unlock the osteophytes, which were blocking the closed reduction.
J P Rao; M A Meese
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of orthopedics (Belle Mead, N.J.)     Volume:  26     ISSN:  1078-4519     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J. Orthop.     Publication Date:  1997 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-24     Completed Date:  1997-09-24     Revised Date:  2010-01-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502918     Medline TA:  Am J Orthop (Belle Mead NJ)     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  486-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Dislocations / radiography,  surgery*
Knee Joint / radiography,  surgery*
Patella / radiography

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