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Patellar maltracking is when the patella (kneecap) does not run properly within the trochlea (groove) at the end of the femur (thigh bone).  This can be due to malrotation of the femur, muscular imbalance around the knee, ligament rupture, abnormal development of the bones around the knee and foot and ankle conditions. If severe, maltracking can lead to patellar instability and dislocation.



  • History & Clinical examination
  • MRI  and or CT Scanning may be required for further detail



  1. Non-operative: Physiotherapy with or without injection therapy

  2. Operative treatment: Operative treatment may be required in the form of  arthroscopic (keyhole) or open surgery