Comparison of Three Surgical Techniques to Achieve Patella Symmetry During Resection


About this study

Of the three most commonly/routinely performed surgical technique of patellar resection during total knee arthroplasty performed at the Mayo Clinic, which results in the most symmetrically resected patella (knee-cap)?

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patients scheduled for primary total knee arthroplasty with planned patellar resection by one of the three staff surgeons included in the study.
  • Patient must be able and willing to provide consent for study participation

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Patient in need of revision total knee arthroplasty or having already undergone prior Total knee arthroplasty
  • Patient not in need of patellar resection during their primary total knee arthroplasty
  • Unwilling or unable to provide consent for participation

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Robert Trousdale, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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