Primary traumatic patellar dislocation is a knee injury primarily encountered among young active athletes. Over recent decades, the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) has been identified as the primary soft tissue restraint to lateral patellar dislocation/instability. Although acute surgical management has been explored, physiotherapy and nonsurgical management remain the mainstay of treatment after primary lateral patellar dislocation. Questions persist regarding optimal immobilization, bracing, taping, and physiotherapy regimens. Return to play programs should involve an individualized progression through objective knee and functional limb variables, supervised by a trained professional. The ultimate goal of management is to minimize recurrence and return athletes to previous level of play.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Sports Injuries|
|Subtitle of host publication||Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Rehabilitation, Second Edition|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||11|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|