Sagittal osteotomy of the patella after Morscher

Pećina, Marko and Ivković, Alan and Hudetz, Damir and Smoljanović, Tomislav and Janković, Saša (2010) Sagittal osteotomy of the patella after Morscher. International Orthopaedics, 34 (2). pp. 297-303. ISSN 0341-2695

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The aim of this study was to present long-term results of sagittal osteotomy of the patella after Morscher. The study included 70 patients treated for patellar dysplasia with a postoperative follow-up from nine to 20 years. There were 59 females and 11 males with an average age of 21 years at the time of operation. Results were evaluated for the entire group of 70 patients and then presented separately for the 30 patients in whom sagittal osteotomy of the patella was performed as a single procedure and 40 patients in whom, in addition to sagittal osteotomy of the patella, medialisation and ventralisation or distalisation of the tibial tuberosity were also performed. The mean value of the Wiberg patellar angle was 112 degrees preoperatively and 140 degrees postoperatively. In the whole group of patients excellent results were obtained in 24 (35%), good results in 30 (42%), fair results in 13 (19%) and poor results in three (4%) patients. In 30 patients with sagittal osteotomy as a single operation excellent results were obtained in 13 (43%), good results in 14 (47%) and fair results in three (10%) patients, while in the 40 patients with sagittal osteotomy and additional surgical procedures, 11 (27%) were excellent, 16 (40%) good, ten (25%) fair and three (8%) had poor results. Sagittal osteotomy of the patella after Morscher is an enrichment of the spectrum of the secondary-causal and preventive procedures for the treatment of patello-femoral disorders.

Item Type: Article
MeSH: Arthroplasty/methods ; Female ; Follow-Up Studies ; Humans ; Knee Joint/radiography ; Knee Joint/surgery ; Male ; Osteotomy/methods ; Patella/radiography ; Patella/surgery ; Treatment Outcome ; Young Adult
Departments: Katedra za ortopediju
Depositing User: Marijan Šember
Status: Published
Smoljanović, TomislavUNSPECIFIED
Date: February 2010
Date Deposited: 25 Feb 2011
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2011 16:11
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