Reoperation following patellectomy for chondromalacia.

When primary patellectomy is performed for chondromalacia of the patella and subsequent surgery is required, this indicates failure of the initial procedure. A review of 51 patients having patellectomy for chondromalacia revealed a failure rate of 39% as evidenced by reoperation. Analysis of these cases showed continued extensor mechanism malalignment and… CONTINUE READING