DeLee osteotomy is a surgical procedure to improve the position of the patella when it has become too low.

 

Technique of DeLee osteotomy

This involves releasing the lower end of the patella tendon and its attachment, and sliding it upwards to release the tension on the patellar tendon.

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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Tibial tubercle osteotomy in patello-femoral instability and in patellar height abnormality. Caton JH and Dejour D. Int Orthop. 2010 Feb; 34(2): 305–309.


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