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The management of superior dislocation of the patella with interlocking osteophytes--an update on a rare problem.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15621918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The superior dislocation of the patella with interlocking osteophytes is a rare condition. A review of the English literature revealed only 12 reported cases. The purpose of reviewing these case reports is to highlight the unusual presentation and the injury mechanism in 2 of our patients, and to present our treatment algorithm. Closed reduction with manipulation of the patella, with or without anaesthesia, was performed without difficulty. We recommend an intermediate step of trying a regional nerve block before proceeding to general anaesthesia. Our patients had full range-of-motion after reduction and they were symptom-free after 3 years of follow-up. There were no recurrent dislocations in our patients.
D K H Yip; J W K Wong; L K Sun; N M Wong; C W Chan; P Y Lau
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of orthopaedic surgery (Hong Kong)     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1022-5536     ISO Abbreviation:  J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)     Publication Date:  2004 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-28     Completed Date:  2005-06-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440382     Medline TA:  J Orthop Surg (Hong Kong)     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  253-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Middle Aged
Patellar Dislocation / radiography,  surgery*
Range of Motion, Articular

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