Soccer player holding kneeA patellar dislocation is one of the most common acute knee disorders in children and adolescents. The incidence of dislocations among pediatric patients is estimated at 43 per 100,000, with a peak incidence for patients of all ages occurring at age 15 years.

A recent study looking at reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament for patellar dislocations found good results. Following surgery, 84.1% of patients returned to sports and only 1.2% of patients experienced recurrent instability.

Source: American Journal of Sports Medicine, Published online February 12, 2016