Arthroscopic Trochleoplasty Procedure
Connecticut 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