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: MPFL reconstruction with the adductor magnus tendon can be a useful alternative

May 23, 2016

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction is done in most cases with a medial hamstring autograft, that is either gracilis or semitendinosus. However, medial…

BLOG: Fulkerson provides update on the Patellofemoral Foundation

April 12, 2016

The Patellofemoral Foundation was founded in 2003 with the goal of improving patellofemoral education and research regarding the complex patellofemoral joint for both…

BLOG: More data needed to better predict return to play in athletes after patella stabilization

March 22, 2016

As sports medicine physicians, a benchmark by which we are often measured is the ability to return an athlete to the highest level of sport following injury and/or…

BLOG: Patellar instability remains an issue in modern total knee replacement

January 29, 2016

Patellar instability remains a challenging issue in modern total knee replacement patients. Total knee replacement has consistently been shown as a highly successful…

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…