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.

Avoid overtreatment of patellofemoral chondrosis/arthrosis in the athlete

July 2, 2013

Patellofemoral chondrosis/arthrosis is extremely common. It is often an incidental finding and has been reported in almost 50% of MRIs in asymptomatic players of the…

Paper underlines importance of patient counseling in maintenance of ideal body weight

June 18, 2013

Anterior knee pain is one of the most common complaints in an orthopedist's office. Some patients have pain due to abnormalities of the patella tracking over the…

Primum non nocere: MPFL reconstruction complications

June 3, 2013

This case series by Panikh and colleagues reviews the authors’ experience with complications after medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction. I greatly…

Diagnosis and treatment of patellofemoral disorders must be individualized

May 16, 2013

After reading an article from Pagenstert and colleagues on lateral retinacular release vs. lengthening, I was compelled to respond with a letter to the editor. I was…

Patellofemoral pain: Where does it originate and how to get rid of it

May 1, 2013

Pain in the front of the knee is usually called patellofemoral pain, but may originate in any of innervated structure around this part of the knee, or be referred from…