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: Which outcome measures are valid for patellofemoral instability?

October 10, 2019

by Laurie A. Hiemstra, MD, PhD, FRCSC; and Sarah Kerslake, MSc, BPhty  

BLOG: Surgical treatment of patella instability in perspective

July 19, 2019

by John P. Fulkerson, MD Erickson and colleagues published an article in the May 2019 issue of the American Journal of Sports Medicine entitled, “Isolated medial…

BLOG: Management of first-time patellar dislocation with a statistically augmented clinical approach

June 10, 2019

Patellar dislocation represents 2% to 3% of orthopedic knee presentations and an even larger portion of cases for those treating predominantly non-arthroplasty…

BLOG: Considerations for patellofemoral joint preservation vs patellofemoral arthroplasty

May 1, 2019

by Sabrina Strickland, MD Many patients come into the office with complaints of anterior knee pain that they have had for years and when you look at the data, 24% of…

BLOG: Preoperative opioids associated with postoperative use, inferior outcomes after patellofemoral stabilization surgery

March 7, 2019

by Matthew J. Bollier, MD The excessive prescribing and consumption of opioid pain medication has become a national focus. The United States is responsible for more than…

BLOG: Patellofemoral Traveling Fellowship update

February 8, 2019

The challenge of knowing when not to operate can be a difficult lesson to learn. As an orthopedic surgeon dealing with pediatric patella instability, it can be…

BLOG: Combined reconstruction of the MPFL and MQTFL for patellar instability in children and adolescents

December 13, 2018

Recurrent patellar instability, particularly in the skeletally immature patient, presents a challenging problem. While the best treatment option remains unclear, MPFL

BLOG: How to set a medial patellofemoral complex reconstruction to length

November 21, 2018

Anatomy of the medial knee is intricate. While most literature has highlighted the medial patellofemoral ligament, it is only one, yet very important, part of this

BLOG: Looking at trochlear dysplasia from the side – The role of the sagittal view of the trochlea

October 3, 2018

Trochlear dysplasia is a common problem in patients with patellofemoral instability. Most descriptions and measurements of trochlear dysplasia on slice imaging

BLOG: Patellofemoral pain syndrome — A diagnosis that does not exist

August 13, 2018

The generic term “patellofemoral pain syndrome” is frequently cited as a specific diagnosis, but it has never been specifically defined. In fact, it is not a