Journal article

Solitary Trochleoplasty for Treatment of Recurrent Patellar Dislocation.

Carlo Camathias, Bernhard Maria Speth, Erich Rutz, Thomas Schlemmer, Kata Papp, Patrick Vavken, Kathrin Studer

JBJS Essent Surg Tech | Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer Health) | Published : 2018


Background: Solitary trochleoplasty for recurrent patellar dislocation offers a unique benefit in that it addresses the most important factor in patellar instability: the trochlear dysplasia. Description: The trochlea is visualized through a lateral arthrotomy of the knee joint. An osteochondral layer is peeled off with curved chisels and extended into the intercondylar notch. A triangular bone block is removed from the subchondral bone to form the new groove. A new groove is begun with a chisel and smoothed with a high-speed burr. Also, the osteochondral layer is thinned out and fixed back transosseously in the new groove with 2 Vicryl (polyglactin) bands. The bone block is used to lengthen..

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