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ACE Report #4269
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Tape immobilization more effective than a cast for primary patellar dislocation


Study Type:Therapy
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A

Tape versus cast for non-operative treatment of primary patellar dislocation: a randomized controlled trial

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2012 Aug;132(8):1199-203. doi: 10.1007/s00402-012-1521-8. Epub 2012 Apr 24.

Contributing Authors: Akkie Rood Harm Boons Joris Ploegmakers William van der Stappen Sander Koter

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Synopsis

18 patients with primary patellar dislocation were randomized to receive tape bandage immobilization or cylinder cast immobilization after 1 week of dorsal splinting. The results of the study indicate that tape bandage immobilization causes better long term knee function (Lysholm Knee Scoring Scale) than cylinder cast immobilization.

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