Monday, July 30, 2007

VizD Radiograph Challenge Week of 7/30/2007

A 24-year-old woman presents to your ED complaining of knee pain. The patient as roller-skating, lost her balance, and fell directly onto her knee. After the fall, she was unable to ambulate and noted a swollen knee. The radiographs you ordered are shown below.


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Questions:
1. What is the diagnosis?
2.
What is the most common type of this injury
3.
What is the treatment of this injury?



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2 comments:

Xavier Emmanuelle said...

Looks like patellar luxation, but I don't know what the human equivalent is.

Anonymous said...

1. Patella dislocation
2. Lateral
3. Reduction

Michael from Baylor Medical School