Cruciate ligaments :
help.. - - Posted by waynem (waynem), 8 September 2003
Jargon busters appreciated here...
After injuring myself at Ju-Jitsu class i was diagnosed as having a
1. full thickness cartilage defect on the lateral weight bearing part of the lateral femoral condyle measuring about 0.8cm x 0.8cm in size.
2. Acute on chronic rupture of the medial retropatellar retinaculum.
The recommendation of surgery is as follows.....
1. open repair of the medial retinaculum with augmentation using semi-tendinosus hamstrings tendon (galeazzi repair).
2. Assess cartilage and either a microfracture/abrasion athroplasty or an osteochondral autograft procedure could be performed.
I have a general understanding of this injury, however, my internet research is proving inconclusive on what a (galeazzi repair) consists of.. And how do they augment a hamstrings tendon (what is the procedure).
I am familiar with ACL and MCL but what is the medial retropatellar retinaculum? is there another non technical name for it
Updated Thu Apr 29 2010