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We are conducting a research project exploring the epidemiology and management of patellofemoral instability. As such we would be grateful if you could provide us with the following information under the Freedom of Information Act, relating to the codes used in your hospital to document this condition and its treatment:

Coding relating to diagnosis:
a. patellar dislocation
b. recurrent patella dislocation
c. patellar instability

Coding relating to treatment:
a. Lateral release
b. Trochleoplasty
c. Tibial tubercle osteotomy including Elmslie Trillat / Maquet
d. Medial patello-femoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction
e. Proximal realignment
f. -Allograft (at the time of MPFL reconstruction)

If your trust does not manage this condition, I would be grateful if you could send a reply to this effect.

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