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
X-ray

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

It is displaced laterally.

Left patella appears normal

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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