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Archive for September 3rd, 2010

Osteotomy

Osteotomy

This blog post is part of a series about the Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Full Treatment Guideline for Knee Osteoarthritis.

Recommendation 20 – The AAOS cannot recommend for or against an osteotomy of the tibial tubercle for patients with patello-femoral osteoarthritis.

No studies were available that investigated taking bone wedges from the tibial tubercle for patients with isolated patello-femoral osteoarthritis.  So the research team was unable to reach a definitive conclusion.