I.S.Mu.L.T. first-time patellar dislocation guidelines

Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2017 May 10;7(1):1-10. doi: 10.11138/mltj/2017.7.1.001. eCollection 2017 Jan-Mar.


Primary traumatic patellar dislocation is common, particularly in young active individuals. A consensus on its management is still lacking. The present work provides easily accessible guidelines to be considered as recommendations for a good clinical practice developed through a process of systematic review of the literature and expert opinion, to improve the quality of care and rationalize the use of resources.

Level of evidence: Ia.

Keywords: first-time patellar dislocation; guidelines; patella; patellar instability; rehabilitation; surgery.