• Medicine
  • Published in Clinics in sports medicine 1989

Formal extensor mechanism reconstruction.

@article{Turba1989FormalEM,
  title={Formal extensor mechanism reconstruction.},
  author={J E Turba},
  journal={Clinics in sports medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={8 2},
  pages={
          297-317
        }
}
The clinical syndrome of extensor mechanism malalignment can either be primary or secondary. The distinguishing feature of extensor mechanism malalignment is passive patellar hypermobility at 30 degrees of flexion, which yields apprehension. Formal extensor mechanism reconstruction requires multiple steps, which are described along with variations. 

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