An all-arthroscopic soft-tissue balancing technique for lateral patellar instability.

Research paper by C S CS Ahmad, F Y FY Lee

Indexed on: 19 May '01Published on: 19 May '01Published in: Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopy and Related Surgery


Patellar realignment procedures for lateral patellar instability often involve open approaches to imbricate the medial soft tissues. We present a technique to balance the soft tissues to correct lateral patellar instability that is performed entirely arthroscopically. A retinacular release is performed laterally and the soft tissues are imbricated medially using arthroscopic suture passing and knot tying techniques.