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Patellofemoral Osteotomies

  • Jack Farr
  • Andreas H. Gomoll
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Abstract

While the role of patellofemoral (PF) osteotomies in the treatment of PF disorders continues to evolve, there is a common goal: optimize the contact area and decrease PF forces when possible. By definition, this decreased force with increased contact area results in decreased PF stress.

Keywords

AMZ Anteromedialization Straight anteriorization Tibial tuberosity Tibial tubercle transfer Patellar alta Patella infera 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jack Farr
    • 1
  • Andreas H. Gomoll
    • 2
  1. 1.OrthoIndy Knee Preservation and Cartilage Restoration Center of IndianaIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA

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