Development of femoral trochlear groove in growing rabbit after patellar instability

HURİ G., ATAY Ö. A., Ergen B., Atesok K., Johnson D. L., DORAL M. N.

KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, vol.20, no.2, pp.232-238, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


The geometry of an articular surface is an important determinant of joint function. Although the geometry of the trochlear groove is considered to be important in the pathogenesis of patellofemoral joint disorders, the effects of the patella during the development of the femoral trochlear groove are unclear. This animal study aimed to investigate the relationship between the position of the patella and development of femoral trochlear groove in growing rabbits.