Journal article

Poor outcome at 7.5 years after Stanisavljevic quadriceps transposition for patello-femoral instability.

Carlo Camathias, Erich Rutz, Marco Götze, Reinald Brunner, Patrick Vavken, Mark S Gaston

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg | Springer Science and Business Media LLC | Published : 2014

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Congenital dislocation of the patella and recurrent symptomatic dislocation in adolescents are difficult pathologies to treat. Stanisavljevic described an extensive release procedure essentially involving medializing the entire lateral quadriceps and medial soft tissue stabilization. There are no significant series reporting the success of this method. This procedure has been performed in our institution over several years and we report our results. METHOD: Retrospective case series. Between 1990 and 2007, 20 knees in 13 children and adolescents (mean age 12.8 years; 4-17, 7 female) with recurrent or congenital dislocation of the patella (8 knees) underwent this procedure after..

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