TITLE

A 10 year follow-up study after Roux-Elmslie-Trillat treatment for cases of patellar instability

AUTHOR(S)
Endres, Stefan; Wilke, Axel
PUB. DATE
January 2011
SOURCE
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders;2011, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Background: A retrospective study concerning patients presenting with patella instability, treated using a Roux- Elmslie-Trillat reconstruction operation and followed up for 10 years following surgery, is presented. Methods: Pre-operative and follow-up radiographic evaluation included the weight-bearing anteroposterior and merchant views. Evaluation was carried out using the Insall-Salvati index, sulcus and congruence angle. The Roux- Elmslie-Trillat reconstruction operation was performed on 18 patients. The clinical evaluation at follow-up was performed using the Knee-Society-Score (KSS) and Tegner-Score. Results: Subjective results of the operation were classed as excellent or good in 16 of the 18 patients ten years after surgery; persistent instability of the patella was recorded in only one of the 18 patients. The majority of patients returned to the same level of sporting activity after surgery as they had participated in before injury. Conclusions: The Roux-Elmslie-Trillat procedure could be recommended in cases presenting with an increased qangle, trochlea dysplasia or failed soft tissue surgery. In the present study the majority of patients report a return to previous sporting activity ten years after surgery.
ACCESSION #
59747848

 

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