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Kneecap Removal

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Description: Definition Kneecap removal, or patellectomy, is the partial or total surgical removal of the patella, commonly called the kneecap. Purpose Kneecap removal is performed under three circumstances: The kneecap is fractured or shattered. The kneecap dislocates easily and repeatedly. Degenerative arthritis of the kneecap causes extreme pain. Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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Added: Sat Nov 04 2006