Patella Dislocation

The patella usually displaces laterally over the lateral femoral condyle, as a result of twisting of the knee with the leg held in a fixed position. This is
common in adolescent females.


  1. ED reduction is accomplished by placing the knee in full extension, the hip in some flexion, and pushing on the patella in a medial direction up
    and over the lateral condyle. Procedural sedation aids reduction. Once reduced, immobilize in full extension.


Patella Reduction: