Lateral Patellar Dislocation: A Critical Review and Update of Evidence-Based Rehabilitation Practice Guidelines and Expected Outcomes

Richard Watson, Breanna Sullivan, Austin V. Stone, Cale Jacobs, Terry Malone, Nicholas Heebner, Brian Noehren

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Abstract

»: Nonoperative treatment of a lateral patellar dislocation produces favorable functional results, but as high as 35% of individuals experience recurrent dislocations. »: Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction is an effective treatment to prevent recurrent dislocations and yield excellent outcomes with a high rate of return to sport. »: Both nonoperative and postoperative rehabilitation should center on resolving pain and edema, restoring motion, and incorporating isolated and multijoint progressive strengthening exercises targeting the hip and knee. »: Prior to return to sports, both functional and isolated knee strength measurements should be used to determine leg symmetry strength and to utilize patient-reported outcome measures to assess the patient's perceived physical abilities and patellofemoral joint stability.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJBJS Reviews
Volume10
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 1 2022

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Copyright © 2022 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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