The Patella Thinning Osteotomy: A New Technique for Patellofemoral Arthritis

  • Javier Vaquero
  • José Antonio Calvo


Isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis (PFOA) is a relatively common and disabling disease. While its radiological incidence is as high as 24% in women and 11% in men aged over 55, it becomes symptomatic in 8% of the women and 2% of the men in this age group.


Total Knee Arthroplasty Total Knee Replacement Knee Society Score Extensor Mechanism Lateral Retinacular Release 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversidad Complutense de Madrid, Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañonMadridSpain

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