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« on: January 01, 2003, 04:02:51 PM »
Lateral release.

An operation which attempts to correct things when the kneecap (patella) is pulled over too much to the outer (lateral) side by a tight set of structures (called the retinaculum).  The retinaculum is cut, and the kneecap should return to the right position.

Also called lateral retinacular release.