Dysplasia means 'abnormal shape' so that a dysplastic body part is one that is abnormal in shape


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.

Dr Lars Blond describes a technique of deepening the groove of the trochlea via the arthroscope, for patients with recurrent dislocation of the patella.



The incidence of trochlear dysplasia in anterior cruciate ligament tears Ntagiopoulos PG, Bonin N, Sonnery-Cottet B, Badet R and Dejour D. Int Orthop. 2014 Jun; 38(6): 1269–1275.

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