TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2022, Cilt 21, Sayı, 4     (Sayfalar: 445-449)

Fulkerson osteotomy indications and surgical technique how do I perform?

Ömer Faruk Taşer 1, Tunay Erden 1

1 Acıbadem Fulya Hastanesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Kliniği, İstanbul

DOI: 10.5578/totbid.dergisi.2022.61
Görüntüleme: 90
İndirme : 72

Fulkerson osteotomy is one of the most frequently preferred surgical methods in the treatment of patellofemoral instability, chronic anterior knee pain and retropatellar/trochlear chondropathy. It has been widely preferred and proven procedure since the day it was defined. The features that make the technique stand out are that it allows different anterior or medial translations for each patient and the low risk of complications. Medial shift increases patellofemoral compliance, while anterior shift decreases retropatellar contact pressure.

Anahtar Kelimeler : patellofemoral malalignment; tibial tubercle osteotomy; anteromedialization; Fulkerson osteotomy