Journal article

Trochleoplasty as a Solitary Treatment for Recurrent Patellar Dislocation Results in Good Clinical Outcome in Adolescents.

Carlo Camathias, Katrin Studer, Ata Kiapour, Erich Rutz, Patrick Vavken

Am J Sports Med | SAGE Publications | Published : 2016

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The essential static patellar stabilizer is a normal-shaped trochlear groove. A dysplastic groove destabilizes the patella. Trochleoplasty approaches this underlying condition and reshapes the trochlea. However, studies have reported on trochleoplasty for revision cases or as accompanied by other interventions. The effect of trochleoplasty alone remains unexplained. PURPOSE: To introduce trochleoplasty as a stand-alone treatment for recurrent patellar dislocation and to compare its pre- to postoperative functional and clinical variables. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: A trochleoplasty was performed in 50 knees (27 right) in 44 patients (30 females; mean..

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