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Patellar Dislocation

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Risk Factors

Factors that may increase your risk for patellar dislocation include:
Other factors that can create instability in the patella include:
  • Weak thigh muscles
  • A patella that sits too high on the thigh bone
  • Weakened and stretched ligaments from a previous patellar dislocations
 

RESOURCES

Family Doctor—American Academy of Family Physicians
http://familydoctor.org

Ortho Info—American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
http://orthoinfo.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Association of General Surgeons
http://www.cags-accg.ca

Canadian Orthopaedic Foundation
http://www.canorth.org

 

References


Acute patellar dislocation. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated August 26, 2012. Accessed November 5, 2013.


Panni AS, Vasso M, et al. Acute patellar dislocation: What to do? Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2013;21(2):275-278.


Unstable kneecap. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Ortho Info website. Available at: http://orthoinfo.aaos.org/topic.cfm?topic=A00350. Updated August 2007. Accessed November 5, 2013.


8/4/2014 DynaMed's Systematic Literature Surveillance http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. Evidence-based care guideline for conservative management of lateral patellar dislocations and instability in children and young adults aged 8-25 years. Cincinnati (OH): Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center; 2014 Mar 18.

 

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