Patellectomy is a surgical procedure where part or all of the patella bone is cut out.


Surgical technique

Because the patella is embedded in the tendon of the quadriceps muscle, it is really 'shelled out' from its bed in the tendon without actually cutting right through the tendon. The patient is likely to have some limitation of extension afterwards.




Has anyone also had a Patellectomy?

I had a partial patellectomy about 10 days ago. Anyone elsehave one of these???


Does Patellectomy Jeopardize Function After TKA? Yao R, Lyons MC, Howard JL and McAuley JP. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2013 Feb; 471(2): 544–553.

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