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End Results of Patellectomy

West, Francis E.


Seventy-four patients with eighty-three patellectomies have been reviewed from the clinical standpoint.

All of these patients prior to surgery had serious patellofemoral disease. According to the described system of rating, the results were: excellent in fifty-two cases (63 per cent), good in sixteen (19 per cent), fair in seven (8 per cent), and poor in eight (10 per cent) after a follow-ship ranging from one to nineteen years.


Copyright © 1962 by The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
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