Patellar tracking after total knee arthroplasty performed without lateral releaseKong, Chae-Gwan; Cho, Hyun-Min; Suhl, Kyung-Hwan; Kim, Min-Up; In, Yong
There is limited clinical data on patellar maltracking in patients who have undergone total knee arthroplasty (TKA) without lateral release. We performed a retrospective review of 191 consecutive TKAs performed by one surgeon through the subvastus approach without lateral release from 2007 to 2008. Radiographic measurements were made using the preoperative and postoperative 2 years radiographs. Multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to determine the risk factors for patellar maltracking after TKA performed without lateral release. TKA resulted in increases in the patellar tilt and displacement ( P < 0.05). The presence of preoperative patellar tilt and displacement were predictive of postoperative patellar tilt and displacement in patients who underwent TKA through the subvastus approach without lateral release ( P < 0.05).