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Arthroscopic Trochleoplasty Procedure

Connecticut Children's is the first hospital in the nation to offer arthroscopic trochleoplastyConnecticut Children’s is the only children’s hospital currently performing arthroscopic trochleoplasty.

This non-invasive procedure is ideal for the treatment of trochlear dysplasia, a debilitating congenital condition that causes the kneecap to unpredictably pop out.

During the procedure, the malformed part of the knee joint, called the trochlea, is transformed from a flat or egg-shape to a more typical V-shape. The new groove allows the bones to fit securely into place like pieces of a puzzle.

Benefits of arthroscopic trochleoplasty:

  • Shorter recovery time
  • Less pain
  • Minimally invasive
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