Ronak M. Patel, M.D., Joshua Wright-Chisem, M.D., and Riley J. Williams, M.D.
Patellofemoral chondral lesions are common and can lead to significant pain. A tibial tubercle osteotomy (TTO) functions to mechanically unload the patellofemoral joint and improve the clinical success of cartilage restoration procedures. The type of TTO performed is based on several factors. There is a subset of patients with patellofemoral cartilage disease who would benefit from a pure anteriorization of the tibial tubercle. We describe our technique for a pure anteriorization TTO, which functions to safely unload the patellofemoral joint in the appropriately indicated patient.