Patellofemoral Update
Patellofemoral Update
February 14, 2019
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Study: Most candidates for high tibial osteotomy have excessive lateral pressure syndrome

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According to a recently published study, most patients who were candidates for high tibial osteotomy had excessive lateral pressure syndrome in the patellofemoral joint. However, researchers found no risk factors that correlated with the presence of excessive lateral pressure syndrome.

Researchers identified 150 patients who were candidates for high tibial osteotomy. Investigators defined excessive lateral pressure syndrome as grade 3 uptake on single-photon emission CT at the patellofemoral joint. Multivariate regression was used to determine risk factors associated with excessive lateral pressure syndrome.

Investigators found an increased uptake on the lateral side of the patellofemoral joint in 120 knees. Of these knees, 34 knees had a grade 3 uptake. According to researchers, this demonstrated a presence of excessive lateral pressure syndrome. There was no single factor that significantly correlated with the presence of excessive lateral pressure syndrome, they wrote. – by Monica Jaramillo

Disclosures: The researchers report no relevant financial disclosures.