Acta Orthopaedica et Traumatologica Turcica

Patellar instability: arthroscopic surgery, indications and techniques


Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı


Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Spor Hekimliği Anabilim Dalı


Hacettepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Spor Yaralanmaları Anabilim Dalı


Hacettepe Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi Spor Hekimliği Anabilim Dalı


Hacettepe Üniversitesi Fizik Tedavi Yüksekokulu

AOTT 2004; 38: Supplement 119-126
Read: 799 Downloads: 552 Published: 01 March 2020

A significant incidence of knee pain and disability arise fro m patellofemoral disorders. An accurate diagnosis relies both on a comprehensive history and a careful physical examina - tion; radiologic modalities also play an important part in the diagnosis and follow-up. Most patellofemoral disorders can be examined in three groups: pain due to soft tissue abnor - malities, patellar instability, and patellofemoral osteoarthri - tis. Conservative therapy can be successful in many patellofemoral disorders. Surgical treatment consists of lat - eral release, medial plication and reconstruction of the medi - al patellofemoral ligament, proximal and distal r e a l i g n - ments, patellar osteotomies, and patellectomy. In traumatic dislocations primary reconstruction or arthroscopy assisted medial stabilization can be performed.

ISSN 1017-995X EISSN 2589-1294