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Results of patellectomy for osteoarthritis
  1. J. M. Dinham,
  2. P. R. French


    Seventy-three knees which had undergone patellectomy for patello-femoral osteoarthritis are reviewed.

    A possible mechanism of involvement of the tibiofemoral joint is described.

    Patellectomy, when the disease is confined to the patello-femoral articulation, appears to be beneficial over a 5-year period. When arthritic changes are present in the tibio-femoral joint, patellectomy may be beneficial in about half the patients.

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