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MINERVA ORTOPEDICA E TRAUMATOLOGICA
A Journal on Orthopedics and Traumatology
Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica 2003 August;54(4):331-5
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
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.