Proximal realignment procedures are those surgical procedures performed above the attachment of the kneecap in an attempt to better align it in the groove of the underlying femur bone.

lateral retinacular lengthening
The concept of lateral retinacular lengthening where the two layers of the lateral retinaculum are cut at different levels, and loosened and then reattached..

 

Proximal realignment procedures

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The unstable patella

A discussion about patellar instability, the factors that may cause the patella to sublux or dislocate, and what can be done about it.

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