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Lateral Release 29873


synonyms:lateral release, patellofemoral pain surgery, patellofemoral release

Lateral Release CPT

Lateral Release Indications

  • Symptomatic tight lateral retinaculum which has failed to improve with nonoperative management.
  • Symptomatic bipartite patella

Lateral Release Contraindications

  • Hypermobility of the patella.

Lateral Release Alternatives

  • Patellofemoral bracing 
  • Physical therapy
  • AMZ

Lateral Release Planning / Special Considerations

  • Passive lateral patellar tilt should be <5° for best outcomes.

Lateral Release Technique

Lateral Release Complications

  • Iatrogenic medial patellar subluxation: corrected with reconstruction of the lateral patello-femoral ligament????

Lateral Release Follow-up care

Lateral Release Outcomes

  • 80% of patients have reduction in pain (Aderinto J, Arthroscopy 2002;18:339).

Lateral Release Review References


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