Why Do Patellofemoral Stabilization Procedures Fail? Keys to Success

Nick Caplan, Islam Nassar, Bobby Anand, Deiary Kader

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In recent years, surgical interventions for patellofemoral joint instability have gained popularity, possibly revitalized by the recent advances in our understanding of patellofemoral joint instability and the introduction of a number of new surgical procedures. This rise in surgical intervention has brought about various complications. In this review article, we present the complications that are associated with 5 main surgical procedures to stabilize the patella-medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, tibial tubercle osteotomy, trochleoplasty, lateral release/lateral retinacular lengthening, and derotation osteotomies. The key to success and potential problems with these surgical techniques are highlighted in the form of "expert takeaways."
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e1-e7
JournalSports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017


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