Lateral patellar dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Hector RiveraMelo

Presentation

Knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 39
Gender: Female
Modality: MRI

Large joint effusion with bone marrow edema at the lateral femoral condyle and medial aspect of the patella. Disruption of the medial patellar retinaculum. Subcutaneous edema anteior to the patella.

Case Discussion

This case represents a typical appearance for an acute lateral patellar dislocation post relocation.

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Case Information

rID: 27014
Case created: 17th Jan 2014
Last edited: 1st Sep 2016
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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