Trochleoplasty: Groove-Deepening and Entrance Grooveplasty

Jeremy K. Rush, Judd M. Smith, S. Evan Carstensen, Elizabeth A. Arendt, David R. Diduch

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Trochleoplasty is a safe and effective surgical technique for addressing certain types of trochlear dysplasia in the setting of patellar instability. This article discusses groove-deepening trochleoplasty and entrance grooveplasty, including indications, associated procedures, outcomes, and complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number150690
JournalOperative Techniques in Sports Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2019

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  • groove-deepening
  • grooveplasty
  • patellar instability
  • trochlear dysplasia
  • trochleoplasty


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