Arthroscopic patellar release for the treatment of chronic patellar tendinopathy.

We describe an arthroscopic technique for the treatment of chronic patellar tendinopathy (jumper's knee). Preoperatively, tendon necrosis or rupture is excluded by sonography. Diagnostic arthroscopy is performed and hypertrophic synovitis around the inferior patellar pole is removed with a bipolar cautery system. Two outside-in cannulas mark the clinically… CONTINUE READING