Insall-Salvati index


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Insall-Salvati index

A radiographical measure used to identify patella alta. The length of the patellar tendon is divided by the length of the patella. Values greater than 1.2 denote patella alta.
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In the literature, there have been numerous studies addressing into the Insall-Salvati index and its relationship with chondromalacia patellae.
Mean values of patellar maltracking parameters in the study and the control groups Study group (n=50) Control group (n=50) Mean [+ or -]SD Mean [+ or -]SD Trochlear depth (mm) 3.2 [+ or -]1.1 4.6 [+ or -]1.3 Trochlear sulcus angle 148.2 [+ or -]10.9 134.6 [+ or -]8.6 Lateral patellofemoral angle 9.3 [+ or -]3.7 11.1 [+ or -]4.0 Patellar translation 2.8 [+ or -]1.4 2.8 [+ or -]1.4 Insall-Salvati index 1.4 [+ or -]0.2 1.1 [+ or -]0.2 p Trochlear depth (mm) 0.001 Trochlear sulcus angle 0.001 Lateral patellofemoral angle 0.01 Patellar translation 0.957 Insall-Salvati index 0.001 SD: Standard deviation.