Recurrent dislocation of the patella and the Goldthwait operation

  title={Recurrent dislocation of the patella and the Goldthwait operation},
  author={Thomas L. Schneider and Wolfgang Menke and Bernd Fink and Wolfgang R{\"u}ther and Klaus P Schulitz},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
In this study 17 patients with recurrent dislocation of the patella were followed up 10 years after their Goldthwait operation. The subjective and clinical findings were excellent or good in 70%. X-radiographs indicated osteoarthritis of the femoropatellar joint in 60%. Concerning the aetiopathological factors, we found an increased external torsion of the… CONTINUE READING