Tibial tubercle surgery - Paul Jairaj 13/8/2002

Author

Whiteside LA. ( St Louis )

Title

Distal realignment of the patella tendon to correct abnormal tracking

Reference

CORR (344) : 284-289, 1997 Nov.

Summary

31 knees with lateral pat displacement post TKR which failed to correct with lat rel and vastus med advancement.10 had RG(over)/ 18 had ETM (comps=haematoma,infection)/ 3 had med transfer of med 1/2 of pat tendon.

Critique

FU=2-16 yrs. Numbers too small in gps. No stats. TKR and rev TKR included which obviously affects tracking.

Author

Fondren MV, Goldner L, Bassett FH. (Duke-N.Carolina)

Title

Recurrent Dislocation of the Patella treated with the modified

Roux-Goldthwait Procedure

Reference

JBJS 67A(7) Sept '85

Summary

47 knees/37pats. RG=lat rel+lift lat pat tendon off tib tubercle and medialise under the tendon+plicate med retinac +advance vastus medialis. 20 degree skyline will determine patella displacement. Mild chondromalacia improved with realignment but severe not improved by drill/shave/realign hence ETM may help as advances tib tub.

Critique

Prospective. FU=3-16 yrs.. dislocators and chondromalacia patella



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