Bilateral femoral trochlear hemiarthroplasty for treatment of isolated chondral lesions: A case report

  • Srikanth Gandavaram Royal Lancaster Infirmary
  • Venugopal Guduri Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham, UK
  • Sharad Singhai Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
  • Deepak Herlekar Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

Abstract




Management of patellofemoral chondral defects in younger adults can be challenging. Isolated chondral defects are rare and challenging to treat. We report a case of bilateral knee pain with isolated chondral defects in the femoral trochlea. A 32-year-old Teacher with significant patellofemoral symptoms unable to walk without crutches underwent successful bilateral trochlear hemiarthroplasty. The patient is pain-free after seven-years follow-up with a preoperative WOMAC score of both knees of 17.5 to a seven-years post-operative WOMAC score of 98.5. The purpose of this case is to highlight this technique for isolated trochlear lesions which resulted in excellent outcome in our case.


Keywords: Trochlear lesion, Hemiarthroplasty, anterior knee pain.




Published
2020-09-30
How to Cite
GANDAVARAM, Srikanth et al. Bilateral femoral trochlear hemiarthroplasty for treatment of isolated chondral lesions: A case report. Journal of Orthoplastic Surgery, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 2, sep. 2020. ISSN 2631-7982. Available at: <http://journaloforthoplasticsurgery.com/index.php/JOPS/article/view/63>. Date accessed: 21 oct. 2020.