Lateral patellar dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Hector Rivera-Melo

Presentation

Knee pain.

Patient Data

Age: 39
Gender: Female
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
Published: 17th Jan 2014
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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