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How long does maltracking surgery take?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 1-2 hours variably

Not all maltracking surgery for patellar malalignment and/or instability is the same.
Various surgical options are routinely considered. Proximal realignment options include medial reefing, lateral release, and mpfl reconstruction. Distal options include an osteotomy of the tibial tubercle. The duration of surgery is directly related to how many of the options are included in your surgical plan.

In brief: 1-2 hours variably

Not all maltracking surgery for patellar malalignment and/or instability is the same.
Various surgical options are routinely considered. Proximal realignment options include medial reefing, lateral release, and mpfl reconstruction. Distal options include an osteotomy of the tibial tubercle. The duration of surgery is directly related to how many of the options are included in your surgical plan.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: 1-2 hours

Depending on what exactly has to be done.
If grafts have to be harvested, etc. It takes longer.

In brief: 1-2 hours

Depending on what exactly has to be done.
If grafts have to be harvested, etc. It takes longer.
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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