Discuss indications and more general concerns.
Material to be reviewed and conditions to be addressed before surgery. Include any exams preformed under anesthesia
Describe and provide OR photos to illustrate positioning
Consider the various approaches. Provide links to relevant anatomy and surgical approaches.
Step by step description to illustrate surgical technique
Pearls and Pitfalls
- Use a microsagittal saw when harvesting the patellar end of the patellar tendon graft. Use of a mallet and osteotome may result in a chondral lesion on the trochlea and/or patella. A trochlea lesion secondary to this mechanism seen at the time of subsequent surgery in the figure below.
Include immediate postoperative care and rehabilitation
Include functional and prosthetic survivorship data as applicable
Include overview of complications
Include limited reference list