Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-54210
Koch, P P; Fuchs, B; Meyer, D C; Fucentese, S F (2011). Closing wedge patellar osteotomy in combination with trochleoplasty. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica, 77(1):116-121.
Sulcus-deepening trochleoplasty may result in a serious patellofemoral incongruence in cases where the patella also is highly dysplastic. In such cases, a closing wedge osteotomy of the patella may be considered. The technique was used in two patients (both female, 16 1/2 and 14 years old respectively) out of 85 trochleoplasties performed. At two years follow-up, both patients showed a stable patella with correct tracking. Both considered their functional result as excellent. Postoperative radiographs showed a normal sulcus angle (135 degrees and 132 degrees) with good congruence. Closing wedge patellar osteotomy, combined with sulcus-deepening trochleoplasty, can increase patellofemoral congruence with good clinical outcome.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, further contribution|
|Communities & Collections:||04 Faculty of Medicine > Balgrist University Hospital, Swiss Spinal Cord Injury Center|
|DDC:||610 Medicine & health|
|Deposited On:||17 Jan 2012 13:42|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 20:43|
|Publisher:||Acta Medica Belgica|
|Free access at:||Official URL. An embargo period may apply.|
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