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Volume:7 Issue:2 Number:103 ISSN#:2563-5476
RCT
ACE Report #10491
Ace Report Cover Pediatric Orthopaedics

Redislocation rate reduced with primary operative repair for paediatric patellar dislocation


Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Operative Repair of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Injury Versus Knee Brace in Children With an Acute First-Time Traumatic Patellar Dislocation: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Am J Sports Med. 2018 Aug;46(10):2328-2340. doi: 10.1177/0363546518770616

Contributing Authors: W Ekström M Askenberger E Bengtsson Moström EA Arendt A Hellsten C Mikkelsen PM Janarv

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Synopsis

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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