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
Article numbere2100159
JournalJBJS Reviews
Volume10
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 5 2022

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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