Patellar instability is one of the most prevalent knee disorders, with dislocations occurring in 5 to 43 cases per 10,000 annually. Traumatic patellar dislocation can result in significant morbidity and is associated with patellofemoral chondral injuries and fractures, medial soft tissue disruption, pain, and reduced function, and can lead to patellofemoral osteoarthritis. Chronic and recurrent instability can lead to deformation and incompetence of the medial soft tissue stabilizers. Despite recent gains in understanding the pathoanatomy of this disorder, the management of patients with this condition is complex and remains enigmatic.
View details for DOI 10.1016/j.csm.2021.07.006
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