The patello-femoral joint :
Name of Surgery? - - Posted by maxfactor (maxfactor), 5 October 2004
I was just reading a post about a TTT. When I saw it all spelled out it looked very familiar to me. I started having surgery at age 15 and can only remember the name of 2. Both were the Hauser method. I can't remember the other one, but what they did was cut a piece off the top of my tibia, then moved it over so the ligaments, etc. would be going a different way over the patella. This was done to try and keep the patella in place. Both knees. I was only about 16, I think (42 now) and for the life of me can't remember the name of the surgery. Any ideas? I think it was Tibial Tuberosity. I don't know if my 8 inch medial scars are from the Hauser or this one. All the other surgeries they've used the same scars.
Thanks for your help,
Posted by dm (dm), 6 October 2004
A Tibial Tuberosity Transfer or TTT, is as you described. there are different techniques - Hauser, Maquet, etc. The TTT is done to correct patellar maltracking that is not caused by patellar tilt, from what I've read. Another description is that moving the tibial tuberosity relocates the bottom end of the patellar tendon, so that the kneecap is pulled over by the change in forces applied to the tendons that are attached to the kneecap via the muscles.
Posted by maxfactor (maxfactor), 6 October 2004
Makes sense now. I thought TTT was just a specific operation. I didn't know it included Hauser, Maquet, etc. Thanks for the info.
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