Superior dislocation of the patella; a case report and review of the literature
- Correspondence to: Mr R S Bassi, 44 Beaudesert Road, Handsworth, Birmingham B20 3TG, UK; .
- Accepted 1 May 2002
Superior dislocation of the patella is a rare diagnosis. A 72 year old woman attended the accident and emergency department of the hospital with a painful right knee after a knock to the knee. Clinical examination and radiographs confirmed a superior dislocation of the patella, which was reduced and closed with the aid of simple analgesia. The authors present the case report and discuss the relevant literature.
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