Patellar dislocation and osteotomy

What is Patellar dislocation and Osteotomy?

Patellar dislocation occurs when the kneecap is dislocated from its original position. It clinically means shifting of the knee-cap from the knee groove (trochlea). In general context, it means derangement of the knee. Osteotomy is a procedure that corrects this condition with surgical intervention. In this surgery, the knee is cut and then the bone or medial ligaments are reconstructed.  

How does Patellar dislocation and osteotomy help?

Osteotomy helps in the condition when there is a severe damage to the knee and this damage cannot be treated through the conservative methods of treatment. If a patient has mult...

How is Patellar dislocation and osteotomy done?

What are the benefits and risks of Patellar dislocation and osteotomy procedure?

This treatment has many advantages, but as any other surgical procedure, it also comes with a few risks, which a person must be aware of. 

The advantages of the Patellar dislocation and osteotomy are:

  • It is suitable for children and young kids.
  • Does not wear out much like a total knee replacement.
  • The surgery increases the lifespan of the knee joint.

The risks associated with the Patellar dislocation and osteotomy procedure are:

  • Infection in the surrounding soft tissues or the bone.
  • Injury to blood vessels and nerves.
  • Failure to complete the surgery.

In most of the cases, it is reported that people who undergo this surgical procedure eventually need a total knee replacement, about 10-15 years later

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