An osteotomy is a surgery that involves cutting the bone. When a
patellar tracking disorder is caused by a structural
or alignment problem, an osteotomy can be an effective treatment option.
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A tibial tubercle osteotomy moves and reinserts the patellar tendon
into the shinbone (tibia). This procedure is commonly done for one or a
combination of conditions in which:
A tibial tubercle osteotomy is often combined with a
January 9, 2012
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Patrick J. McMahon, MD - Orthopedic Surgery
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