ACE Report #7814
Ace Report Cover Sports Medicine

Surgical versus conservative management of patellar dislocation

Study Type:Meta analysis
OE Level Evidence:1
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Comparison operative and conservative management for primary patellar dislocation: an up-to-date meta-analysis

Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2015 May;25(4):783-8

Contributing Authors: LW Yao C Zhang Y Liu DG Cao DJ Li DD Xu SQ Feng

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7 randomized controlled trials (402 patients) were included in this meta-analysis assessing the clinical outcomes over 2 years, between operative and conservative management for acute primary patellar dislocation. No differences between treatments were found for patient satisfaction, while significant differences were noted in Tegner score and redislocation rate favoring surgical treatment. Surgic...

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