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Year : 1988  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 53-55

A New Patellar Index In Relation To Osgood Schlatter Disease

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Ramesh Sen

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A new index has been described in lateral radiograph of knee joint by dropping a perpendicular from patellar apex over the line extended inferiorly along patellar articular surface. The ratio of distances measured form intersection point to inferior articular cartilage end and to patellar apex gives the value of this index. It was calculated to be 1.43 in 68 knee joints afflicted with Osgood Schlatter disease in 47 patients. The value of this patellar index was 0.89 in 71 age matched controls and 0.87 in 184 normal adults. The significant different patellar index in Osgood Schlatter patients is proposed to be an important aetiological factor in the increased pull of tibial tuberosity in this traction apophysitis

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