Patellar dislocation

Case contributed by Dr Aditya Shetty

Presentation

Pain and swelling around right knee joint following a fall

Patient Data

Age: 25
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Patella of the right knee joint is not seen in its normal position.

It is displaced laterally.

Left patella appears normal

Modality: Annotated image

Lateral displacement of patella as indicated by the yellow circle

Case Discussion

Case of lateral patellar dislocation

This occurs due to medial retinacular disruption following a trauma to knee joint. This finding can be confirmed on MRI

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Case Information

rID: 27274
Case created: 26th Jan 2014
Last edited: 1st Oct 2015
Tag: shetty
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