Issue: February 2019
February 20, 2019
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Appreciate patellofemoral joint biomechanics, tailor surgery to patient pathology

Issue: February 2019
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Sheanna Maine

In this Patellofemoral Update, Sheanna Maine, BSc, BMBS, FRACS (Orth) FAOA, a Patellofemoral Traveling Fellow, discussed why orthopaedic surgeons should appreciate the complexity of the biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint. Such knowledge puts them in a position to better treat this joint and tailor the surgery they perform to the pathology, as well as the patient’s postoperative goals.

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.

Members of the Patellofemoral Foundation review and add clinical perspective to recently published studies on the causes, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral disorders. The twice-monthly blogs are edited by John P. Fulkerson, MD, and can be found on To read all the Patellofemoral Update blogs, click here.