Patella dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Paul Simkin

Presentation

Presented with dislocated patella.

Patient Data

Age: 35
Gender: Female
Modality: X-ray

On the frontal projection the patella is dislocated laterally, with significant deformity of the overlying skin. On the lateral projection the patella is slightly low lying. No associated fracture is demonstrated.

Post reduction

Modality: X-ray

Post reduction images show normal patella position. A small joint effusion is now evident.

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Case Information

rID: 32161
Case created: 17th Nov 2014
Last edited: 17th Dec 2015
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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