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Tibial tubercle-to-trochlear groove distance: Is it the best tool for the job?

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tibial tubercle-to-trochlear groove distance: Is it the best tool for the job?

Patellofemoral Update

Tibial tubercle-to-trochlear groove distance: Is it the best tool for the job?
The surgical community has long struggled with the concept of bony malalignment in the setting of patellofemoral instability. Authors agree a subset of patients who have recurrent instability should undergo realignment of the extensor mechanism because simple soft tissue stabilization is doomed to fail in the setting of excessive malalignment. However, the specific definition of bony malalignment in the setting of patellofemoral instability has been somewhat elusive. Read more

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