A 46-year-old member asked:
can you explain the fulkerson osteotomy surgery?
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Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Osteotomy: A fulkerson ostetomy involves cutting the tibial tuberosity, which in the site of attachment of the patellar tendon on the tibia (shin bone). The location of the tuberosity is then adjusted. It is typically performed for arthritis, and patellar instability.
5710 viewsAnswered Jul 17, 2019
Orthopedic Surgery 42 years experience
Kneecap realignment.: It is a cut into the bony prominence on the front of your shinbone, where the patella/patellar tendon complex insert. It is then moved and fixed back into the shin bone, in a position where your kneecap will not dislocate or cause pain any longer.
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Last updated Jul 17, 2019
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