Fulkerson osteotomy

A Fulkerson osteotomy is a type of tibial tuberosity transfer procedure usually performed for patella instability. There are standard and modified procedures in use.

Radiographic features

Plain radiograph

Plain films usually show evidence of surgery at the site of the tibial tuberosity with features of an osteotomy and antero-posteriorly oriented screws.

History and etymology

It is named after J P Fulkerson 1.

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rID: 66624
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Fulkerson procedure
  • Fulkerson osteotomy procedure

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