Arthroscopic trochleoplasty is a keyhole procedure in patients with trochlear dysplasia to improve the shape of the top of the groove where the kneecap runs.
Absorbable tapes are used to hold the white cartilage against the re-shaped bone until healing takes place.
Is arthroscopic trochleoplasty a common procedure?
The procedure is only performed in centres that specialise in problems of the patella.
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