The Galeazzi procedure is a surgical procedure to stabilise the patella.


Galeazzi proximal realignment

The surgeon cuts along the inner aspect of the patella and separates out the tendon of the semitendinosus muscle (a hamstrings muscle) cutting the top end and leaving the bottom end attached to the tibia. The tendon is then anchored to the patella and the top end repositioned, so that the patella is pulled into a better position.

semitendinosus tenodesis
Galeazzi tenodesis

Proximal realignment procedures

Realigning the patella in the proper axis by surgical procedures above the patella.



Galeazzi semitendinosus tenodesis for patellofemoral instability in skeletally immature patients. Grannatt K, Heyworth BE, Ogunwole O, Micheli LJ and Kocher MS. J Pediatr Orthop. 2012 Sep;32(6):621-5. doi: 10.1097/BPO.0b013e318263a230.

Galeazzi's modified technique for recurrent patella dislocation in skeletally immature patients. Aulisa AG, Falciglia F, Giordano M, Savignoni P and Guzzanti V. J Orthop Sci. 2012 Mar;17(2):148-55. doi: 10.1007/s00776-011-0189-1. Epub 2012 Jan 11.

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