The study shows MRI can detect significant topographical differences between normal knees and knees with patellofemoral instability. Patients with patellofemoral instability are at higher risk for dislocation, especially when engaged in athletic activity.
The study included 81 patients without a history of patellofemoral joint issues and 40 patients with recurrent patellar instability. The researchers were able to identify the structural differences between the two groups on the MRIs and the measurement signifying knee dislocation.
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New Model Identifies Increased Risk of Knee DislocationWritten by Laura Miller | February 13, 2012
American Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in Carlsbad, Calif., in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente and the University of California, San Diego, recently identified a model to assess a patients' risk of knee dislocation, according to a practice news release.
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