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Open lateral release for patellar realignment

Open lateral release for patellar realignment

Open lateral release for patellar realignment: Open lateral release for patellar realignment is knee surgery to cut the lateral retinacular on the outside surface of the patella to reposition the patella in line with the knee joint.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Open lateral release for patellar realignment

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

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

Non-Surgical Options: Open lateral release for patellar realignment

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

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

Anesthetic Requirements for Open lateral release for patellar realignment

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

  • Local, regional, or general anesthesia

Procedure Complications: Open lateral release for patellar realignment

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

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

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: Good prognosis.

Open lateral release for patellar realignment: Recovery Time

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

Open lateral release for patellar realignment: Other Names

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

  • Lateral release
  • Lateral retinacular release

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