patellectomy


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patellectomy

(ˌpætəˈlɛktəmɪ)
n, pl -mies
(Surgery) the surgical removal of the patella
Translations

pat·el·lec·to·my

n. patelectomía, excisión de la patella.
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Timely institution of standard antitubercular drug therapy ensures complete recovery and a well-functioning knee without need for patellectomy.
2006) Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound accelerates bone-tendon junction healing: a partial patellectomy model in rabbits.
2003) Healing of bone-tendon junction in a bone trough: a goat partial patellectomy model.
Effects of partial patellectomy and reattachment of the patellar tendon on patellofemoral contact areas and pressures.
A 50-year-old, 175 cm, male patient weighing 70 kg was booked for patellectomy and was known to be suffering from lumbar canal stenosis at L2 to L4 level.
Of the 22 patients who required revision surgery, 8 had successful repeat ACIs, 1 had a patellectomy, 1 had an osteochondral allograft, and 10 had debridements.
Although patellectomy has been used more frequently in the past, it is now used primarily for patients with comminuted fractures that cannot be reconstructed, osteomyelitis, and neoplastic conditions.
Historically, prior patellectomy has not been considered a contraindication to total knee arthroplasty although functional outcomes in these patients may vary.
1993) Partial patellectomy for patellar fracture: tension band wiring and early mobilization.
2006) Low intensity pulsed ultrasound increases the matrix hardness of the healing tissues at bone-tendon insertion-a partial patellectomy model in rabbits.
30) Patients may benefit from patellectomy because the source of pain, the patella, is eradicated.
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