The consequences of lateral release in total knee replacement: a review of over 1000 knees with follow up between 5 and 11 years.


BACKGROUND The relationship between lateral release in total knee arthroplasty and subsequent patello-femoral problems is contentious. Variable rates of instability, patella fracture and other complications have been demonstrated after lateral release. Significant measures have been taken by some surgeons to avoid a lateral release. We wished to determine… (More)