Surgical technique: Lateral retinaculum release in knee arthroplasty using a stepwise, outside-in technique.

@article{Maniar2012SurgicalTL,
  title={Surgical technique: Lateral retinaculum release in knee arthroplasty using a stepwise, outside-in technique.},
  author={Rajesh Navin Maniar and Tushar Singhi and Suyog Shashimohan Rathi and Jayesh Vinod Baviskar and Ravi Mohan Nayak},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2012},
  volume={470 10},
  pages={2854-63}
}
BACKGROUND Lateral release of a tight lateral retinaculum in a TKA is intended to correct patellar maltracking but the widely used inside-out technique has associated risks. We describe an alternate stepwise outside-in technique, with titrated release intended to maximize the chance of preserving the superior lateral genicular artery (SLGA). DESCRIPTION OF TECHNIQUE Patellar maltracking was judged by a no-thumb technique and graded as I and Ia: normal and near normal tracking; II: patella… CONTINUE READING