Late presentation of bilateral habitual dislocation of the patella on flexion.

Published online: Sep 27 1995

R A Marston, and G Bentley.

Institute of Orthopaedics, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital Trust, Stanmore, Middlesex, United Kingdom.


We describe the case of a 56-year-old woman who, despite having bilateral habitual dislocation of the patella, remained asymptomatic until an injury to her left knee. We suggest that there is a need for a randomized study to evaluate the results of surgical and nonsurgical treatment.