Patellar instability

Case contributed by Dr Praveen Jha


Patient presented with recurrent patellar dislocation.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

Lateral patellar subluxation is seen, with medial patellofemoral ligament tear. Moderate knee joint effusion is seen with associated patella alta.

Case Discussion

Patellar instability with lateral patellar subluxation, was observed operatively. Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) repair was done. However, trochlear dysplasia was not considered severe enough by orthopaedician, for surgical correction.

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Case information

rID: 16274
Published: 6th Jan 2012
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
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