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Lateral release

A lateral release is a surgical procedure to release tight capsular structures (lateral retinaculum) on the outer aspect (lateral aspect) of the knee.

This is done to improve tracking of the patellar in the groove of the underlying femur bone.

The lateral retinaculum and lateral release

01 Aug, 2008

This structure is important and it should be surgically 'released' only in very special circumstances.


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