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 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.
These new shaver blades offer specialized solutions for Arthroscopic applications such as Notchplasty, Acromioplasty, Menisectomy and Chondroplasty.
Surgical treatment included debridement of meniscal lesions, stabilization of chondral defects, removal of impinging osteophytes, and notchplasty.
Often a notchplasty of the inferior and posterior aspects of the corresponding condyle must be performed to reach the posterior horn.