International Orthopaedics

, Volume 26, Issue 4, pp 250–252 | Cite as

Arthroscopic treatment of patellar symptoms in posterior stabilized total knee replacement

  • J. WongEmail author
  • P. Yau
  • P. Chiu
Original Paper


Twenty-one patients with patellar symptoms had arthroscopic treatment. Symptoms included frank patellar clunk and painful patellofemoral crepitus. All patients had posterior stabilized total knee replacement (TKR). The average onset of symptoms following TKR was 17 (range 3–75) months. All patients were referred to physiotherapy treatment before arthroscopic treatment. The average duration of symptoms prior to arthroscopic treatment was 23 (range 4–92) months. All patients were satisfied with resolution of symptoms at average follow-up of 32 (range 12–52) months. No complications were encountered; however, one patient had recurrence of a painful patellar crepitus 8 months after arthroscopy.


Total Knee Arthroplasty Total Knee Replacement Fibrous Band Physiotherapy Treatment Queen Mary Hospital 
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Vingt et un malades avec des symptômes rotuliens ont eu un traitement arthroscopique. Tous les malades avaient une arthroplastie totale du genou postéro – stabilisée. Les symptômes ont inclus le ressaut patellaire audible (clunk syndrome) et crepitement patellaire douloureux. Le début moyen des symptômes après le remplacement prothétique du genou était de 17 mois ( 3–75 mois). Tous les malades ont eu de la physiothérapie avant le traitement arthroscopique. La durée moyenne des symptômes avant l'arthroscopie était 23 mois ( 4–92 mois). Tous les malades ont été satisfaits avec disparition des symptômes à un délai moyen de 32 mois ( 12–52 mois). Aucune complication n'a été rencontrée. Cependant, un malade a eu la récidive d'un crépitement rotulien douloureux 8 mois après l'arthroscopie.


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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, The University of Hong Kong, 5/F Professorial Block, Queen Mary Hospital, Hong Kong SARHong Kong

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