TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2012, Cilt 11, Sayı, 4     (Sayfalar: 388-391)

Patellectomy

Hakan Boya 1

1 Başkent Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir

DOI: 10.5606/totbid.dergisi.2012.55
Görüntüleme: 235
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İndirme : 290

Although patellectomy had been widely used in the past, its indications have been restricted thanks to deep understanding of the knee biomechanisms today. Considering the patella as a natural part of extensor mechanism of the knee, knee problems following patellectomy is inevitable. A precise technique of patellectomy can partially prevent patellectomy-related problems. In this article, types of total and partial patellectomy, indications, techniques, and disadvantages of patellectomy were reviewed.

Anahtar Kelimeler : Defect repair; extensor mechanism; indications; patellectomy; technique