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>Journals >Acta Ortopédica Mexicana >Year 2003, Issue 6

Barberá CED, Martínez IL
Thinning patellar osteotomy in patellofemoral arthrosis. Clinical and radiologic results
Acta Ortop Mex 2003; 17 (6)

Language: Español
References: 19
Page: 273-280
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Introduction: Patellofemoral arthrosis is the loss of cartilage as consequence of imbalance between tissular biological resistance and mechanical tensions when they are unable to sustain physiological load. Surgery is treatment of choice in arthrosis. The objective of osteotomy is reduce patellofemoral pressure and obtain patellar alignment. Design: Retrospective, observational, transversal and descriptive study. Objective: Determination of clinical and radiological results of patellar thinning in patellofemoral arthrosis. Material and methods: From March 2002 to December 2002, 60 patients were treated with thinning patellar osteotomy in Hospital de Traumatología Lomas Verdes. Pre and post surgical clinical and radiological conditions were compared. Results: Twenty-two women and 14 men were followed. Age range was from 31 at 76 years with a mean of 55 years old. Results were measured using Lysholm HSS Knee Score (n = 36), with excellent for 33 patients (92%), good 2 cases (5%) and regular in 1 patient (3%). Conclusions: Application of treatment showed is technically easy with minimal complications and is an alternative it´s principal indication is improve the pain and the march, better results were obtained in younger 55 years old.

Key words: patella, osteotomy.

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