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- Use of 3D and 4D imaging can help surgeons better understand the role of trochlear dysplasia
- Trochlear dysplasia is when the trochlea is flat, convex or dome-shaped, and is also known as kneecap instability
- Multidimensional imaging allows surgeons to make better-informed decisions on when and how to operate on patients with patellar instability
In this video published by Orthopedics Today on Healio, orthopedic surgeon and Director of the Mass General Brigham Women's Sports Medicine Program, Miho J. Tanaka, MD, PhD, discusses new applications of 3D and 4D imaging for knee care. According to Tanaka, these advanced imaging techniques allow clinicians to better understand the role of trochlear dysplasia in patients with patellar instability, informing the surgical decision-making process.
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