Other specified dislocation of the patella is a traumatic injury caused by a significant force, such as a fall or contact sports, that causes the patella to become misaligned from its normal position in the knee joint.
Diagnosis of other specified dislocation of the patella is made based on a patient’s medical history, physical examination, and imaging studies such as X-rays or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
In order to differentiate other specified dislocation of the patella from other conditions, the doctor might order additional tests to rule out conditions such as meniscal tears, ligament tears, or patellar tendon rupture.
Treatment for other specified dislocation of the patella typically involves immobilization of the knee joint in a brace or splint, medications to reduce pain and inflammation, physical therapy to restore range of motion, and possibly surgery to repair the torn ligaments or tendons.
The prognosis for other specified dislocation of the patella is generally good, with most patients returning to normal activities within several weeks. However, some patients may experience long-term problems such as recurrent dislocations or arthritis.