Coronal tibiofemoral subluxation

Case contributed by Servet Kahveci


Knee pain

Patient Data

Age: 65 years
Gender: Female

Severe osteo-arthritic changes of the patella-femoral and tibio-femoral articulations in the form of marginal osteophytes, narrowing of tibio-femoral articulation and minimal subchondral bone sclerosis. 

Coronal tibiofemoral (CTF) subluxation is also noted as a finding of osteoarthritis.

Case Discussion

Medial or lateral coronal tibiofemoral (CTF) subluxation is a common finding in knee osteoarthritis. It is classified as mild (<5 mm) moderate (<10 mm) and severe (>10 mm). Severe CTF subluxation is a contraindication for high tibial osteotomy.

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