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Osteotomy for Patellar Tracking Disorder
An osteotomy is a surgery that involves cutting the bone. When a patellar tracking disorder is caused by a structural or alignment problem, an osteotomy can be an effective treatment option.
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A tibial tubercle osteotomy moves and reinserts the patellar tendon into the shinbone (tibia). This procedure is commonly done for one or a combination of conditions in which:
- A patella slips sideways (laterally), out of its normal location.
- An excessively long patellar tendon allows the patella to slide too high on the knee joint (patella alta).
A tibial tubercle osteotomy is often combined with a lateral release.
|Primary Medical Reviewer||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
|Last Revised||January 23, 2013|
|By:||Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: January 23, 2013|
|Medical Review:||Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine|
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