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Lateral Retinacular Release Wheeless

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Description: lateral release detaches patella from lateral soft tissue structures, including lateral retinaculum, fibers from tensa fascia lata muscle, & joint capsule;
- a successful release should release the lateral patellofemoral ligament and the lateral patellotibial ligament;
- in some cases, a distal realignment procedure or repair of the medial patellofemoral ligament will be required along w/ the lateral release;
Wheeless' Textbook of Orthopaedics

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: C.R.Wheeless
Institution: Duke
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Language: English

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Added: Mon Feb 04 2002
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