The arthroscopic lateral release is a knee surgery performed in patients who experience a severe patellofemoral pain, a tight lateral retinaculum, and lateral patellar tilt. These conditions are typically caused by a dynamic lifestyle filled with a variety of sports activities. Moreover, the pain can be also attributed to a trauma to the knee, knee instability, or a tight lateral retinaculum causing excessive pressure between the patella and the femur.

As an isolated and uncommon knee procedure, the lateral release requires a knowledgeable, skilled, and experienced knee surgeon to delineate the etiology of a patient’s anterior knee pain.

Led by his profound orthopedic knowledge, and outstanding experience in the field of knee surgeries, Dr. Armin Tehrany, a top New York knee doctor, and Honorary NYPD Surgeon, was able to quickly recognize the patellofemoral pain in Maria Lara’s knee.

After the thorough examination, Dr. Tehrany was able to form Maria Lara’s preoperative diagnosis – patella maltracking with chondromalacia. Due to the exhausting pain and the inability to perform everyday activities, Dr. Tehrany recommended the arthroscopic lateral release as a treatment solution for Maria Lara to get back to her active lifestyle in no time.

During the surgery, the preoperative diagnosis was strongly confirmed, however, it was also revealed that Maria Lara’s knee had suffered more trauma than initially thought.

The patella’s surface required a gentle debridement, and it was significantly out of track. Dr. Tehrany first performed the arthroscopic lateral release, and then, he focused on restoring the patella.

The arthroscopic lateral was completed successfully. Both Dr. Tehrany and Maria Lara felt greatly satisfied and happy with results.

Thrilled with the remarkable and fantastic care she was provided with, Maria Lara shared her gratitude with a candid Google review that motivated us to continue with our effort to provide superb orthopedic care.

“My compliments to Dr. Armin Tehrany and staff.

Thank you for the successful operation on my knee.
I am very pleased with the results. The concern and caring that you showed from beginning to end is “OUTSTANDING “. I do recommend very highly Dr. Armin.

Your grateful patient, Maria Lara.”