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: 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…

BLOG: Revision surgery must be embraced in this demanding patient population

June 8, 2015

Patellofemoral surgery requires careful attention to the overall anatomy of the patient, including both longitudinal limb alignment and soft tissue balance. If the…

Take a common sense approach to surgery on the lateral retinaculum of the patella

May 20, 2015

It is well-established that isolated lateral releases do not lead to successful long-term outcomes when performed for patella instability or anterior knee pain. Recently…