- Athletic Training and Sports Health Care
- July/August 2012 - Volume 4 · Issue 4: 154-157
Patellofemoral instability is a challenging clinical problem. The objectives of non-operative treatment involve strengthening the athlete’s core, as well as muscles around the knee joint. With recurrent instability, surgical management restores adequate patellofemoral tracking through realignment of the extensor mechanism. Athletes requiring surgery may return to sports 4 months postoperatively.
The authors are from the Division of Sports Medicine, Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois.
The authors have no financial or proprietary interest in the materials presented herein.
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