Peyton’s Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy

Peyton's Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy

People frequently comment on my videos about how helpful it is to see someone else’s story. This is the story of Peyton, who was a dancer from age four on. Her injury was fairly unusual – she was born with her knee caps too high, so the stress was going through the top of her patellar tendon and her fat pad instead of through her knee cap.

This meant we really had to do an operation to fix it – it wouldn’t heal on its own or with physical therapy. So we did a tibial tubercle osteotomy and I distalized it, moving her kneecap down to take the stress off her patellar tendon and fat pad. She’s done amazingly well, which is really important – but it’s also important for others to see that they don’t have to be in pain and they can get back to doing what they love.

Watch Peyton’s story.