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.

Synonyms: 
semitendinosus tenodesis
Galeazzi tenodesis
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Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
BSc (Hons), MB BCh, MBA

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