Redislocation rate reduced with primary operative repair for paediatric patellar dislocation
Operative Repair of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Injury Versus Knee Brace in Children With an Acute First-Time Traumatic Patellar Dislocation: A Randomized Controlled TrialAm J Sports Med. 2018 Aug;46(10):2328-2340. doi: 10.1177/0363546518770616
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74 paediatric patients, 9-15 years of age, with a primary lateral patellar dislocation were randomized to either medial patellofemoral ligament repair or to nonoperative treatment with a knee brace. Both groups received physiotherapy as part of their treatment protocol. Patients were followed for 2 years for results on redislocation rate, subjective function and objective function. Redislocation r...
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