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Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment

Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment

Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment: Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment is minimally invasive knee surgery to cut the lateral retinacular on the outside surface of the patella to reposition the patella in line with the knee joint; a narrow lighted instrument (arthroscope) with a video camera on the end and surgical instruments are inserted through small "keyhole" incisions around the knee to help the surgeon perform surgery.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment:

  • Patella misalignment
  • Lateral patellar dislocation
  • Congenital lateral patellar dislocation

Non-Surgical Options: Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment:

  • Physical therapy to strengthen the quadriceps muscles
  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation (R.I.C.E)
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication

Other Surgical Options: Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment may include:

  • Local, regional, or general anesthesia

Procedure Complications: Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment

Possible surgical complications of Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: Good prognosis.

Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment: Six to eight weeks.

Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Arthroscopic lateral release for patellar realignment) include:

  • Lateral release
  • Lateral retinacular release

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