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Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2003 August;54(4):331-5

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The “Elmslie-Trillat-Maquet” combined procedure for the treatment of the painful patellofemoral syndrome

Koukos A., Triantaphyllidis I., Georgakopoulos K., Choleris G.

Department of Orthopaedics E. Dimitriou Hospital, Florina, Greece


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Aim. Many surgical procedures have been described for the treatment of the painful patellofemoral syndrome. In our hospital we practice a combination of the “Elmslie-Trillat” and the “Maquet” techniques. The purpose of our study is to describe the procedure and evaluate its results.
Methods. We evaluated a series of 47 knees in 47 patients, men and women, who underwent surgical treatment for painful patellofemoral syndrome. All cases were treated by the combined “Elmslie-Trillat-Maquet” procedure. The radiographic findings in all the patients were not characteristic of advanced osteoarthritis. The ages of the patients ranged from 47 to 82 years, and the follow-up period ranged from 7-74 months. All the patients are alive.
Results. Subjectively, 9 knees had excellent remaining and the remaining 38 very good. In 2 cases we removed the screws, because they were troublesome in the patients’ opinions.
Conclusion. The “Elmslie-Trillat-Maquet” procedure is indicated for the treatment of the painful patellofemoral syndrome in knees without noteworthy, radiographically, osteoarthritic lesions, regardless of their age.

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