Die anteromedialisierung der tuberositas tibiae

Translated title of the contribution: Anteromedialization of the tibial tubercle

D. Kohn*, O. Steimer, R. Seil

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Anteromedialization of the tibial tubercle (Fulkerson operation) predictably leads to pain reduction and better function in initial and moderate patellofemoral arthritis. This has been shown in the literature and is supported by our own results. The indication is based on symptoms, clinical evaluation, X-rays, and MRI. The Fulkerson operation combines recentering of the patella and reduction of patellofemoral pressure. After treatment together with rehabilitation last for 6-8 months because anteromedialization leads to temporary destabilization of the proximal tibia. Proximal tibial fracture is a complication of Fulkerson operation if the tibia is stressed too early.

Translated title of the contributionAnteromedialization of the tibial tubercle
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)218-223
Number of pages6
JournalDer Orthopade
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Anteromedialization
  • Fulkerson operation
  • Lateral release
  • Osteotomy of the tibial tubercle
  • Patellofemoral arthritis


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