Document Detail

Treatment of chondromalacia patellae by lateral retinacular release of the patella.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3409570     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A series of 59 knees in 58 patients were surgically treated from 1977 to 1982 for chondromalacia patellae, and were followed for an average of 1.2 to 4.6 years after the operation. The operative procedure was open lateral retinacular release in all knees. In knees with recurrent patellar subluxation, the number of poor results increased from 24% to 70%, and in knees with no subluxation from 21% to 24%. The difference after 4.6 years was statistically significant. No correlation between the severity or location of the cartilage changes and the operative effect was found. Open lateral retinacular release is an acceptable treatment of chondromalacia patellae without subluxation of the patella, whereas in the presence of recurrent subluxation, the release does not correct the basic biomechanical disturbance.
F Christensen; K Søballe; L Snerum
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical orthopaedics and related research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  0009-921X     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin. Orthop. Relat. Res.     Publication Date:  1988 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-10-04     Completed Date:  1988-10-04     Revised Date:  2005-03-03    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0075674     Medline TA:  Clin Orthop Relat Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  145-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kolding Hospital, Denmark.
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Cartilage Diseases / pathology,  surgery*
Cartilage, Articular / pathology
Middle Aged
Patella / surgery*

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine

Previous Document:  Pseudoaneurysm of the popliteal artery with an unusual arteriographic presentation. A case report.
Next Document:  Degenerative arthritis of the knee secondary to fracture malunion.