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