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 OJO  Vol.5 No.9 , September 2015
Patellaplasty, as an Alternative to Replacing Patella in Total Knee Arthroplasty
Abstract: Aim: In tricompartmental osteoarthritis of the knee, the patellofemoral articulation is severely affected due to degenerative changes. Patellaplasty is done as a part of total knee arthroplasty in these cases to smoothen the articular surface of patella. However, an ideal technique with easy reproducibility has been scarcely reported for the same. Method: We describe a method of using electrocautery and power saw with thin blades for patellaplasty. Results: Using this technique, we have produced results, which are comparable with cases where patellar resurfacing has been done. Conclusion: This described method for patellaplasty is easy with good reproducibility.
Cite this paper: Agarwala, S. , Sobti, A. and Naik, S. (2015) Patellaplasty, as an Alternative to Replacing Patella in Total Knee Arthroplasty. Open Journal of Orthopedics, 5, 277-282. doi: 10.4236/ojo.2015.59037.
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