Lateral Release of the Patella in Bangladesh
The patella, or kneecap, is the front of the knee’s moveable joint. The patella is encased in a large tendon that connects the front of the thigh’s large quadriceps muscles to the lower leg bone.
A lateral release operation is done arthroscopically, and it entails the surgeon cutting through the tight retinaculum (connective tissue) that is pushing the patella out of place to release the tension in the tissue. This helps the patella to rest in its groove properly. The surgeon will close the small incisions with sutures (stitches) or staples after the release is complete, and a small pad with an elastic bandage may be put on the outside.