A cadaveric study of the location and morphology of the central patellar ridge for bone-patellar tendon-bone graft [post]

Thanathep Tanpowpong, Thun Itthipanichpong, Thanasil Huanmanop, Nonn Jaruthien, Nattapat Tangchitcharoen
2020 unpublished
IntroductionThe central ridge of the patella is the thickest area of patella and varies among patients. This cadaveric study identified the location and thickness of the bone at the central patella ridge for bone-patellar tendon-bone(BPTB) harvesting.Materials and MethodsFifty cadaveric knees were assessed. First, the morphology, length, width, and location of the central patellar ridge were recorded. Then, we transversely cut the patella 25 mm from the lower pole and measured the thickness of
more » ... d the thickness of the anterior cortex, cancellous bone and cartilage from both the mid-patella and the central ridge location. Finally, the depth of the remaining cancellous bone at the mid-patella was compared to the bone at the central ridge.ResultsThe location of the central-patellar ridge deviated medially from the mid-patella in 46 samples with an average distance of 4.36 ± 1 mm. Only 4 samples deviated laterally. The mean patella length was 41.19 ± 4.73 mm and the width was 42.8 ± 5.25 mm. After a transverse cut, the remaining cancellous bone were significantly thicker at the central ridge compared to the bone at the mid-patella.ConclusionsMost of the central patellar ridge deviated medially, approximately 4 mm from the mid-patella. Harvesting the graft from the central ridge would have more remaining bone compared to the mid patella.
doi:10.21203/rs.3.rs-80646/v1 fatcat:dmqiawrvh5ghpeksumov552fmu