What is a Patella Repair?
The PATELLA, commonly known as the kneecap, is one of three bones that make up the knee joint and increases the leverage of the joint, allowing for a stronger extension of the leg. The patella can become irritated or injured from prolonged sitting, overuse, malalignment or instability. Like any other bone in the body, the patella can also fracture, which may involve a single crack or shattering into several pieces.
Some of the common conditions associated with the patella include:
- Chondromalacia Patellae (runner’s knee)
- Prepatellar Bursitis (housemaid’s knee)
- Patellar Subluxation/Dislocation (unstable kneecap).