Operative versus non-operative management of patellar dislocation. A meta-analysis

Smith, Toby O ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1673-2954, Song, Fujian, Donell, ST and Hing, Caroline (2011) Operative versus non-operative management of patellar dislocation. A meta-analysis. Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 19 (6). pp. 988-998. ISSN 0942-2056

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PURPOSE: Conservative management of patellar dislocation can result in recurrent instability in up to 60% of patients. Surgery is therefore advocated in an attempt to reduce the incidence of recurrent dislocation and instability. The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical outcomes of operative to non-operative treatment strategies for patients following patellar dislocation. METHODS: A systematic review of published and unpublished literature was undertaken. Following data extraction, a meta-analysis was conducted to compare the two treatment strategies. The methodological quality of the literature was assessed using the PEDro critical appraisal tool. RESULTS: Eleven studies were included, five randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and six non-RCTs. These assessed 403 patients managed conservatively, compared to 344 managed surgically. The findings of this study indicate that operative management of patellar dislocation is associated with a significantly higher risk of patellofemoral joint osteoarthritis (P = 0.04), but a significantly lower risk of subsequent patellar dislocation compared to non-surgical management (P

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Allied Health Professions
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Health Sciences
Depositing User: Rhiannon Harvey
Date Deposited: 19 Apr 2011 09:30
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2022 00:46
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/29590
DOI: 10.1007/s00167-010-1355-2

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