Patellofemoral pain (PFP) in the context of patellar instability is a frequent and often challenging clinical problem that affects a young and active population: females more than males. Diagnosis of the specific cause requires a rigorous clinical and paraclinical conduct. The treatment for PFP is first of all conservative on the basis of specific physical therapy program. In case of failure of the latter, surgical treatment which can be categorized on soft tissue techniques and bone procedures, may be indicated. Surgical management of patellar instability should be personalized for obtaining good outcomes and avoiding early failure. We report a retrospective series of 12 cases of PFP treated by a tibial tubercle osteotomy with a review of the literature.
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Abid, H. , Idrissi, M. E. , Ibrahimi, A. E. and Elmrini, A. (2020). Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy in Patello-Femoral Instability: Results of a Series of 12 Cases Treated by the Elmslie-Trillat Procedure with Literature Review
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