An anterior interval release is a surgical procedure to remove scar tissue in the 'anterior interval' - a region behind the patellar tendon.

Surgery for such scarring (arthrofibrosis) is specialist domain, and this procedure should only be carried out by a surgeon experienced in this topic.

Synonyms: 
AIR
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Anterior interval arthrofibrosis

This is a condition where scarring occurs in the space behind the patellar tendon -...

The anterior interval

An explanation of the very important gap under the patellar tendon

Dr Peter Millett chats about his experience with infrapatellar contracture syndrome and the importance of recognising it early before the shortening of the patellar tendon becomes irreversible.

Dr Peter Millett discusses why knee surgeons need to be aware that arthrofibrotic scarring can occur in this area because of the position of their arthroscopic portals (cuts).

The editor's interpretation of a 2004 article highlighting the important anatomy associated with arthrofibrosis of the knee.

An 'interpretation' of a 1999 paper that gives a good overview of the subject of arthrofibrotic scarring in the knee.

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