J Knee Surg 2007; 20(2): 120-128
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1248030
Original Article

© 2007 Thieme Medical Publishers

Anteromedialization – Review and Technique

Jack Farr1 , Anthony Schepsis2 , Brian Cole3 , John Fulkerson4 , Paul Lewis3
  • 1OrthoIndy, Indianapolis, Ind
  • 2Orthopaedic Surgical Associates, Boston University, Boston, Mass
  • 3Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush University, Chicago, Ill
  • 4Orthopedic Associates of Hartford, Hartford, Conn
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Publication History

Publication Date:
20 January 2010 (online)


As a method to address patellofemoral pain, chondrosis, and malalignment, Fulkerson introduced anteromedialization of the tibial tuberosity. Short-and intermediate-term follow-up demonstrate efficacy. Patellofemoral cartilage lesion extent and region analysis allows for refined indications to optimize results. This article reviews the historical background, technique, results, and biomechanical rationale. The overview will assist in optimally integrating the procedure in the treatment armamentarium for patellofemoral disease.