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Got a First-Time Pediatric Patellar Dislocation? Get Those Calipers Ready


Background: It is not uncommon to encounter a first-time lateral patellar dislocation (LPD) in children aged 9 to 14 years. The cause is thought to be multifactorial with patients' anatomy playing a crucial role. The recurrence rate varies and repeat events can cause significant morbidity. A proper diagnosis is essential to establish the best treatment course for the patient. Previous studies on anatomic patellofemoral instability risk factors (APIFs) such as trochlear dysplasia, l more...
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