Patellofemoral osteoarthritis treated by partial lateral facetectomy: results at long-term follow up.

@article{Wetzels2012PatellofemoralOT,
  title={Patellofemoral osteoarthritis treated by partial lateral facetectomy: results at long-term follow up.},
  author={T Wetzels and Johan Bellemans},
  journal={The Knee},
  year={2012},
  volume={19 4},
  pages={411-5}
}
Excision of the eroded lateral patellar facet has been suggested as an acceptable treatment for short-term pain reduction in patients with isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis. The outcome of this procedure at long-term is however not known. We therefore reviewed the results of 155 consecutive patients (168 knees) treated at our institution with lateral facetectomy at an average follow up of 10.9 years (± 6.9 years SD). During follow up 62 knees (36.9%) had failed and were revised to either… CONTINUE READING