May 30

PATELLOFEMORAL UPDATE

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PATELLOFEMORAL UPDATE
 
 

Vincente 
Sanchis-Alfonso
Anterior knee pain: Remember to look up and be aware of structural anomalies
When an orthopedic surgeon sees a patient with anterior knee pain in the office, the surgeon normally only focuses on the knee. If we do this, we are making a big mistake. We must remember to “look up” and evaluate the pelvis and proximal femur as well as psychological factors that modulate the pain. Read more
 
     
 

Jeffrey T.
Sprang
Focus on the tubercle transfer: Avoid complications, choose fixation
Surgical treatment of patellar instability has many components and successful outcomes have been reported with many different techniques. Each of the surgical procedures relies on bony or soft tissue healing that must take place in order for the technique to be successful. One of the most commonly used surgical techniques is the tibial tubercle osteotomy. Read more
 
     
 

Cory Edgar
Radiographic parallax: Accuracy of lateral radiography determines femoral fixation site for MPFL graft placement
Anatomic tunnel placement in medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, particularly on the femur, is critical to restoring graft isometry and function. Read more

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