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 responses are typically seen with physical therapy, particular when treatment focuses on strengthening of the quadriceps muscles, especially hip and core musculature in accordance with recent evidence.
However, clinicians treating patients with this condition know some patients will fail conservative management and present to an orthopedic surgeon in search of a surgical solution. The surgeon must then determine what surgical procedure, if any, has potential to improve the patient and, most importantly, do no harm. The goal of this blog is to discuss indications for non-arthroplasty surgical options for anterior knee pain.