A relatively rare operation as far as knee surgery goes is a distalizing tibial tubercle osteotomy. I do this surgery for patients who have patella alta or high knee caps.
Joe’s dislocated his patella skiing. In this short video I walk through his injury and recovery after an MPFL reconstruction and tibial tubercle osteotomy surgery.
Patella baja (abnormally lying patella) or patella alta (a high patella)? In terms of patient outcomes, cartilage health or malalignment, how the patella lies may be more consequential than previously thought—according to a new study. The researchers, from the University of Pennsylvania, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and Northwestern University in Chicago, designed a retrospective […]
Effect of Patellofemoral Arthroplasty on Patellar Height in Patients with Patellofemoral
Osteoarthritis (OA) in the knee is common, painful, and may be uni- or multicompartmental.
The compartment affected by arthritis may be due to trauma, malalignment
(varus or valgus), or in the case of patellofemoral OA, patella alta.