Tape immobilization more effective than a cast for primary patellar dislocation
Vol: 2| Issue: 7| Number:335| ISSN#: 2564-2537
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:N/A
Tape versus cast for non-operative treatment of primary patellar dislocation: a randomized controlled trialArch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2012 Aug;132(8):1199-203. doi: 10.1007/s00402-012-1521-8. Epub 2012 Apr 24.
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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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