Tibial Tubercle Osteotomies: a Review of a Treatment for Recurrent Patellar Instability.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The goal of this review is to provide an overview of current surgical treatment options for tibial tubercle osteotomies as a treatment for recurrent patellofemoral instability. As such we sought to provide the reader with the most current answers to why treatment practices have changed and how this has affected the outcome of surgical treatment for patellar instability. RECENT FINDINGS: As our understanding of patellofemoral biomechanics have grown, appropriate surgical and non-surgical treatment options have followed suit to address these findings. A clear understanding of the pathomechanics causing the patient's patellar instability is germane to choosing the most appropriate surgical intervention to address this instability. Likewise, understanding the goal of the intervention chosen-e.g., unloading, realignment-is paramount. These surgical techniques may be technically challenging and surgical specialists with experience in these techniques are recommended for optimal outcomes.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Grimm, NL; Lazarides, AL; Amendola, A

Published Date

  • June 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 11 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 266 - 271

PubMed ID

  • 29721692

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC5970117

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1935-973X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/s12178-018-9482-3


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States