Patellofemoral Update focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral disorders. The blog is sponsored by The Patellofemoral Foundation whose mission is to improve the care of individuals with anterior knee pain through targeted education and research. The Patellofemoral Foundation offers additional online education resources on its website.

BLOG: One perspective on trochleoplasty

January 15, 2016

Recent follow up studies and work on the surgical details of performing trochleoplasty for patients with patellofemoral instability have demonstrated it is an effective…

BLOG: Does position of femoral attachment influence outcome after MPFL reconstruction?

December 8, 2015

In a paper we recently published, we observed that a non-anatomic femoral attachment in medial patellofemoral ligament reconstructive surgery does not always lead to a…

BLOG: Update on medial patellofemoral anatomy, implications for reconstruction

November 18, 2015

The anatomy of the medial patellofemoral ligament has been widely described as having an origin on the medial femur and a “sail-shaped” or fan-shaped…

BLOG: Evolving treatment of patellar instability

November 4, 2015

A recent curbside consult following the International Patellofemoral Study Group meeting brought to my mind how the treatment of recurrent patellar instability has…

BLOG: Surgical intervention for first-time patellofemoral dislocations in pediatric, adolescent patients

October 27, 2015

The current standard of care treatment of first-time patellofemoral dislocations is nonoperative care. Often, patients are not seen by an orthopedic surgeon after their…

BLOG: Balanced, stable tracking should be the end goal

September 23, 2015

The desired end result of treatment following recurrent patella dislocations is pain-free, stable patella tracking and return to normal activities. In recent years, the…

BLOG: Identify anatomical abnormalities of anterior knee pain to simplify surgical decision-making

September 4, 2015

Anterior knee pain remains a challenging condition for patients as well as orthopedic surgeons. Nonoperative treatment remains the mainstay of treatment and positive…

BLOG: Discomfort at medial quadriceps tendon-femoral ligament attachment not usually a problem

July 8, 2015

This is my response to a comment on my recent

BLOG: Health care providers need to consider options offered by patient financing programs

July 1, 2015

Most health care practices have financial policies in place that require payment by cash, check or major credit card for out-of-pocket costs. However, in today’s…

BLOG: Commit to practice to get it as right as humanly possible

June 25, 2015

“Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong.” This bit of wisdom has been widely quoted, mostly in…

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