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Lateral release

During arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your knee joint. The camera displays pictures on a television screen, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments.

Lateral release

If tightness in the lateral retinaculum is pulling your kneecap to the side, your surgeon may perform a lateral release to cut the ligament.  The lateral release procedure can loosen the tissue and correct the patellar malalignment.

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