Metrics details. 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. Most patellar dislocations are associated with participation in sports and physical activity [ 3 — 5 ].
[The treatment of patellar dislocation: a systematic review]
Physical Therapy Exercises After Patellar Tendon Rupture
Patellar kneecap dislocations occur with significant regularity, especially in younger athletes, with most of the dislocations occurring laterally outside. When these happen, they are associated with significant pain and swelling. Following a patellar dislocation, the first step must be to relocate the kneecap into the trochlear groove. This often happens spontaneously as the individual extends the knee either while still on the field of play or in an emergency room or training room as the knee is extended for examination.
A patellar dislocation is a knee injury in which the patella kneecap slips out of its normal position. A patellar dislocation typically occurs when the knee is straight and the lower leg is bent outwards when twisting. Reduction is generally done by pushing the patella towards the midline while straightening the knee. Patellar dislocations occur in about 6 per , people per year. People often describe pain as being "inside the knee cap.