Quantitative analysis of nerve changes in the lateral retinaculum in patients with isolated symptomatic patellofemoral malalignment. A preliminary study.

@article{SanchisAlfonso1998QuantitativeAO,
  title={Quantitative analysis of nerve changes in the lateral retinaculum in patients with isolated symptomatic patellofemoral malalignment. A preliminary study.},
  author={Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso and Esther Rosell{\'o}-Sastre and C. Monteagudo-Castro and J Esquerdo},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={1998},
  volume={26 5},
  pages={703-9}
}
Neural damage in 16 lateral retinacula excised at the time of Insall proximal realignments or isolated lateral retinacular releases performed in patients with symptomatic patellofemoral malalignment was evaluated by means of conventional histology and immunohistochemical and morphometric analyses. A relationship between clinical and histologic findings was found. An increase in the proportion of innervated tissue was correlated with anterior knee pain syndrome. We found a significant… CONTINUE READING