Patellofemoral Replacement

Knee joint implant replacement xray showing in medical orthpodedic traumatology scan.

During this “partial” knee replacement, worn down bone and cartilage surfaces are removed and replaced with metal and polyethylene (plastic) implants. The trochlear groove is covered by a thin metallic shield and a dome-like plastic implant is used on the patella. Both components are held in place by bone cement.

More information on Patellofemoral Arthritis
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Patellofemoral Pain (Runner’s knee)