Patellar realignment procedures for lateral patellar instability often involve open approaches to imbricate the medial soft tissues. We present a technique to balance the soft tissues to correct lateral patellar instability that is performed entirely arthroscopically. A retinacular release is performed laterally and the soft tissues are imbricated medially using arthroscopic suture passing and knot tying techniques.
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, Vol 17, No 5 (May-June), 2001: pp 555–557
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