notchplasty

notchplasty

(nŏch′plăs-tē)
A surgical procedure to enlarge the intercondylar notch and space available for an anterior cruciate ligament graft during knee reconstruction. The lateral wall of the notch, which is the medial portion of the lateral femoral condyle, may be removed by various means.

notchplasty, notchoplasty

an orthopedic procedure to remove osteophytes, which form on the inner margin of the lateral femoral condyle because of stifle instability resulting from cranial cruciate ligament rupture, and reshaping of the intercondylar notch to facilitate placement of the fascial graft during reconstruction of the joint.
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In chronic cases, notchplasty may be applied in order to enlarge the narrowed intercondylar notch [8, 27, 28].
The effect of intercondylar notchplasty on the normal canine stifle.
Radiographic and computed tomographic evaluation of the canine intercondylar fossa in normal stifles and after notchplasty in stable and unstable stifles.
The effects of aggressive notchplasty on the normal knee in dogs.
The femoral and tibial tunnels are then created under arthroscopic guidance and a notchplasty is performed if necessary.
The prevention of this phenomenon as first delineated by Jackson and expanded by others includes attention to tunnel positioning and notchplasty to avoid impingement, debridement of the tibial tunnel before the graft is advanced, and removal of osteocartilagenous fragments.
Often a notchplasty of the inferior and posterior aspects of the corresponding condyle must be performed to reach the posterior horn.
A limited notchplasty should be performed to allow adequate visualization of the posterior border of the intercondylar notch.