Congratulations to Michael - he is the first person to submit the correct answer to this week's VizD. Thank you to everybody who participated, there were many correct submissions but I can only pay one person a week!
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Michael is the winner of $5.
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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1. What is the diagnosis?
2. What is the most common type of this injury
3. What is the treatment of this injury?
1. Patella dislocation
For more information on patella dislocations, please visit the eMedicine article titled Patella Injuries and Dislocations
The next VizD will be posted on Monday August 13
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