Patellar component medialization in total knee arthroplasty.

@article{Hofmann1997PatellarCM,
  title={Patellar component medialization in total knee arthroplasty.},
  author={Aaron A Hofmann and T K Tkach and C J Evanich and Marina M. P. Camargo and Yu-kun Zhang},
  journal={The Journal of arthroplasty},
  year={1997},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={155-60}
}
Intraoperative correction of patellar maltracking has traditionally involved the use of a lateral retinacular release. Problems, however, related to lateral retinacular release include increased postoperative pain and wound healing complications, compromised patellar blood flow, and longer rehabilitation. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of patellar medialization in total knee arthroplasty. One hundred forty patients underwent total knee arthroplasty using the same components… CONTINUE READING