Technical Notes| Volume 17, ISSUE 5, P555-557, May 2001

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An all-arthroscopic soft-tissue balancing technique for lateral patellar instability


      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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