Patellofemoral instability in athletes: treatment via modified Fulkerson osteotomy and lateral release.

@article{Tjoumakaris2010PatellofemoralII,
  title={Patellofemoral instability in athletes: treatment via modified Fulkerson osteotomy and lateral release.},
  author={Fotios Paul Tjoumakaris and Brian Forsythe and James Patterson Bradley},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 5},
  pages={
          992-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Surgical treatment of patellofemoral instability can successfully diminish episodes of subluxation and dislocation, as well as symptoms of pain and instability. HYPOTHESIS Surgical treatment of lateral patellar instability in a strictly athletic population will facilitate return to sports. STUDY DESIGN Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS From 1999 to 2004, 41 Fulkerson osteotomies combined with an arthroscopic lateral release were performed in 34 athletes for… CONTINUE READING

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