No difference between operative/non-operative management of traumatic patellar dislocation
Operative vs conservative treatment of traumatic patellar dislocation: results of a prospective randomized controlled clinical trialArch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2013 Feb;133(2):209-13. doi: 10.1007/s00402-012-1639-8. Epub 2012 Nov 9
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24 patients with first-time traumatic patella dislocations were randomised to receive either surgical or conservative treatment in order to compare the efficacy of each treatment method. Following assessments over a 24 month period, the results displayed that slightly better Kujala scores and re-dislocation rates were obtained from operative treatment, but the differences between the treatment met...
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