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Patella dislocation reduction

 

 

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  • Direct blow to medial side of patella can cause dislocation.
  • Twisting injury when knee is semiflexed.
  • May reduce spontaneously.
 
  • Aspirate knee.
  • Plaster cast from groin to ankle for 3weeks.
  • Begin quadriceps exercise immediately
  • May lead to recurrent dislocation in women because of more valgus alignment of tibia on femur in female.
 


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