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Knee Kneecap

Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication

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Knee Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication This procedure is designed to loosen or tighten ligaments on either side of the patella (kneecap) to improve the movement of the patella in patients suffering from patellar tracking disorder. This procedure is usually performed...
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Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated

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Knee Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect This minimally invasive procedure repairs damaged cartilage in the knee joint. Small holes are drilled into the bone at the base of the damaged area to stimulate the growth of healthy “scar” cartilage. Source from...
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Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation

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Knee Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation This surgical procedure replaces damaged cartilage in the knee joint with healthy cartilage cells. These cells are harvested from healthy portions of the knee and are grown in a lab for implantation. This procedure is usually performed...
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Arthroscopic Chondroplasty

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Knee Arthroscopic Chondroplasty This outpatient procedure is used to repair a small area of damaged cartilage in the knee. The damaged tissue is removed allowing healthy cartilage to grow in its place. It is performed through small incisions on the sides of the knee with the aid...
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runners Knee)

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Knee Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (Runner’s Knee) Runners, jumpers, and other athletes such as skiers, cyclists, and soccer players put heavy stress on their knees. Runner’s knee is a term used to refer to a number of medical conditions that cause pain around the...
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Patellar Tracking Disorder

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Knee Patellar Tracking Disorder Patellar tracking disorder occurs when the kneecap (patella) shifts out of place as the leg bends or straightens. In most cases, the kneecap shifts too far toward the outside of the leg, although in a few people it shifts toward the inside. Your...
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Patellar Tendonitis (Jumpers Knee)

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Knee Patellar Tendonitis (Jumper’s Knee) Inflammation of the patellar tendon, called patellar tendonitis, weakens the tendon. It may also cause small tears. Patellar tendonitis is most common in people who participate in activities that require running or jumping. While it...
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Patella Fracture (Broken Knee Cap)

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Knee Patella Fracture (Broken Knee Cap) Because your kneecap (patella) acts like a shield for your knee joint, it can easily be broken. Falling directly onto your knee, for example, is a common cause of patellar fractures. These fractures are serious injuries and often require...
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Patellofemoral Replacement

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Knee Patellofemoral Replacement During this “partial” knee replacement, worn down bone and cartilage surfaces are removed and replaced with metal and polyethylene (plastic) implants. The trochlear groove is covered by a thin metallic shield and a dome-like plastic...
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Meniscus Transplant

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Knee Meniscus Transplant The meniscus is a C-shaped cushion of cartilage in the knee joint. When people talk about torn cartilage in the knee, they are usually referring to torn meniscus. If a meniscus is so badly damaged it cannot be repaired, it may need to be removed or...
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