What is Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction, Patellofemoral Instability, Lateral Retinacular Release?
Surgery performed by Dr. Chams
The knee is the largest and one of the most complex joints in the human body. It consists of 4 bones, multiple ligaments, muscles and tendons, cartilage and soft tissue. The boney structures of the knee consist of the patella (knee cap), Femur (thigh bone), Tibia and Fibula (lower leg bones). The patella glides with knee flexion and extension within the trochlear groove. Gliding of this area is accomplished through articular cartilage, one of the two types of cartilage within the knee complex. Articular cartilage is the protective covering over the ends of the bones. This allows the joint to glide permitting fluid motion during active and passive activities.