The surgical procedure of distalisation of the tibial tubercle involves cutting the bony tibial tubercle below the kneecap and fixing it in a lower position.

This is to improve the position of the patella when it is riding too high in relation to the underlying groove in the femur bone.

Synonyms: 
TTT, tibial tubercle osteotomy
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The unstable patella

A discussion about patellar instability, the factors that may cause the patella to sublux or dislocate, and what can be done about it.

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FORUM DISCUSSIONS

TTT Recovery

TTT vs TTO?

Advice for recovery from TTT


CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Tibial Tuberosity Osteotomy for Patellofemoral Realignment Alters Tibiofemoral Kinematics Mani S, Kirkpatrick MS, Saranathan A, Smith LG, Cosgarea AJ and Elias JJ. Am J Sports Med. 2011 May; 39(5): 1024–1031.


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