Lateral retinacular release in patellofemoral subluxation: indications, results and comparison to open patellofemoral reconstruction.
The results of extensor mechanism realignment following failed lateral retinacular releases.
The effects of articular, retinacular, or muscular deficiencies on patellofemoral joint stability.
The role of lateral retinacular release in the treatment of patellar instability.
Physical therapy should focus on quadriceps strengthening with isometric exercises, stretching of the lateral retinacular
structures, and preservation of joint motion.
A retrospective chart review of all patients who underwent TKA with intraoperative use of the eLibra[R] device, by two senior surgeons between March 3, 2008, and August 20, 2009, was conducted to analyze the incidence of lateral patellar retinacular release.
Of the 99 TKA performed with the use of the eLibra[R], five lateral retinacular releases were done (5.
23,17) The planned surgical steps on the intracapsular femur are postponed for a later stage, after the elaboration of the extended retinacular
soft-tissue flap has been dissected.
Failure of a retinacular
flap to prevent dorsal wrist pain after titanium Pi plate fixation of distal radius fractures.
27) The classic findings in acute patellofemoral dislocations on MRI include: focal impaction injuries of the lateral femoral condyle, osteochondral injuries to the medial facet, and medial retinacular
Studies have shown that an arthroscopic lateral retinacular
release relieves anterior knee pain when there is radiographic documentation of pathologic lateral patellar tilt in the absence of patellar instability.
In the patellofemoral joint, these structures include the patellar ligament or patellar retinacular
complexes, which include the patellofemoral and patellotibial ligaments.