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Lateral patellar dislocation

Lateral patellar dislocation is lateral displacement followed by dislocation of patella due to disruptive changes to the medial patellar retinaculum. This is a 14 year old patient with history of fall.

  • Laterally subluxated patella with altered signal intensity in relation to the patellar insertion of the medial retinaculum along with osteochondral defect in the medial patellar facet. 
  • Bone bruise in the lateral femoral condyle.  
  • Joint Effusion

These findings are sequel to  lateral patellar dislocation sequel.  

Lateral patellar dislocation Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Rating: 5

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