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Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques: Patella Instability and Arthrosis


Blu-ray™ High-definition video PLUS Online access

John Fulkerson, MD, Editor

2013, Blu-ray™ HD video PLUS Online access

Review safe, proven methods as well as cutting-edge techniques for treating patella instability patients.

Area of Focus: Arthroscopy and Hip, Knee & Lower Extremity

Improve your understanding of surgical exposures of critical tendon, ligament, articular, and peri-articular structures around the patellofemoral joint. Observe video illustrations that show the roles of the lateral retinaculum and quadriceps tendon-femoral ligament in instability. Identify deviations from normal patellar tracking and gain confidence in your technique selection for each patella instability patient.

Successful completion of this independent study program provides you with the knowledge to:

  • Diagram the anatomy (tendon, ligament, articular, and peri-articular structures) and specific surgical exposures of the patellofemoral joint.
  • Describe normal patellar tracking and deviations from normal during flexion and extension of the knee.
  • Reproduce balanced patellofemoral tracking.
  • State the role of the lateral retinaculum in managing patellar instability.
  • Identify the medial quadriceps tendon-femoral ligament (MQTFL) and its role in preventing lateral patellar instability; reconstruct the MQTFL using precise anatomic landmarks.
  • Describe the effects of anteriorization and medialization in relation to the patellar articular surface when performing a tibial tubercle transfer osteotomy.
  • Determine appropriate obliquity of an anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer and when this procedure is appropriate.
  • State the strengths and limitations of the techniques presented for cartilage restoration of the patella and identify criteria for technique selection in relation to the patella instability patient.

    About Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques:
    Arthroscopic Surgical Techniques programs, developed in conjunction with the Arthroscopy Association of North America (AANA), offer you the opportunity to observe a comprehensive selection of arthroscopic techniques performed by leaders in the field.

    Please note, you need a Blu-ray Disc™ player to view this program. Purchasers also have access to all videos in this program—streaming online!

    This activity has been approved for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This enduring material can help fulfill the CME requirements mandated by the ABOS Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process.

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