Satisfactory long-term results were seen after the crosse de hockey procedure for recurrent patellar dislocation, according to recently published results.
“This procedure could prevent the progression of patellofemoral [osteoarthritis] OA because of the unloading effect of the patellofemoral joint by ventralization of the tibial tuberosity,” the authors wrote.
Researchers identified 15 patients who underwent the crosse de hockey procedure for recurrent patellar dislocation. There was a mean follow-up of 13.2 years. The Kujala score was used to perform evaluation. Investigators measured radiographic indicators which included the modified Insall-Salvatiratio, sulcus angle, congruence angle, tilting angle, lateral angle, lateral shift ratio and patellofemoral OA progression.
Results showed none of the patients had a positive apprehension sign or redislocation. Preoperatively to the final follow-up the, the mean Kujala score improved significantly from 36.5 to 92.6. At the final follow-up, investigators noted they did not see definite OA. – by Monica Jaramillo
Disclosures: The authors report no relevant financial disclosures.