Patella Repair

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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).


Many patella injuries can be treated through nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy, braces, orthotics, anti-inflammatory medication and icing. Some patients may need surgery to correct their patella conditions, although it is usually considered a last resort for patients who have not had success with nonsurgical methods. Surgery for patella problems is most often used to correct malalignment in patellas that subluxate or dislocate. Surgical options depend on the cause of the malalignment, and may include arthroscopic lateral release, to loosen tight lateral structures, medial repair and reconstruction to tighten medial tissues, or osteotomy to cut and realign the bone to improve tracking within the groove. When necessary, these procedures carry a high rate of success and often allow for a return to full activity.

Meet Our Knee Experts

Michael Gross, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

Michael Benke, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

Oscar Vazquez, MD

Sports Medicine Specialist

Thomas John, MD

Joint Replacement Specialist

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