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Patellofemoral Instability in Skeletally Immature Athletes
William Hennrikus, MD1; Tamara Pylawka, MD1
1 Department of Orthopaedics, Penn State College of Medicine, 30 Hope Drive, Hershey, PA 17033. E-mail address for W. Hennrikus: whennrikus@hmc.psu.edu
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An Instructional Course Lecture, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Look for this and other related articles in Instructional Course Lectures, Volume 62, which will be published by the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons in March 2013:

“Shoulder Instability in the Young Athlete,” by Benton E. Heyworth, MD, and Mininder S. Kocher, MD, MPH

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Copyright © 2013 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2013 Jan 16;95(2):176-183
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Acute patellofemoral dislocation is the most common acute knee disorder in children and adolescents. The predisposing factors for acute patellar dislocation are multifactorial.
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