A notchplasty is a surgical widening of the intercondylar notch, usually performed as part of an anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction to prevent catching of the new ligament.

Page updated February 2024 by Dr Sheila Strover (Clinical Editor)

intercondylar notch


The roof of the notch may cause impingement problems after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.


Osteoarthritis and the intercondylar notch

Bony spurs may also form on the lip of the notch, and cause interference with extension, and notchplasty should relieve the obstruction.

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