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.

 

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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CLINICAL PUBLICATIONS

Notchplasty for the Arthroscopic Treatment of Limited Knee Extension. Ferrari MB, Mannava S, DePhillipo N, Sanchez G and LaPrade RF. Arthrosc Tech. 2017 Jun; 6(3): e517–e524.


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