Patella Dislocations

Reducing a dislocated patella is super satisfying – both for the clinician and the patient. This episode reviews management of this common orthopedic concern so that you can perform a reduction maneuver without needing to call Orthopedics.

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By bradsobo

Brad Sobolewski, MD, MEd is an Associate Professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and an Associate Director for the Pediatric Residency Training Program at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is on Twitter @PEMTweets and authors the Pediatric Emergency Medicine site PEMBlog and produces and hosts the PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast.

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