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Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella

Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella

Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella: Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella is minimally invasive knee surgery to cut the lateral retinacular on the outside surface of the patella as well tighten the medial, or inner side of the knee; 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 proximal realignment of the patella

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella:

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

Non-Surgical Options: Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella:

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

Other Surgical Options: Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella may include:

  • Local, regional, or general anesthesia

Procedure Complications: Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella

Possible surgical complications of Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: Good prognosis.

Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella: Six to eight weeks.

Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Arthroscopic proximal realignment of the patella) include:

  • Proximal realignment of the patella

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