BLOG: Trochleoplasty update 2017

October 16, 2017
Recurrent patellofemoral instability has defined pathoanatomic risk factors: patella alta, trochlear dysplasia and a lateral tracking vector…

BLOG: TT-TG distance and our criteria for a tibial tubercle transfer

August 8, 2017
Carlson and colleagues recently wrote: “The static [tibial tubercle to trochlear groove] TT-TG distance cannot accurately predict dynamic…

BLOG: To resurface the patella or unload it

July 24, 2017
John P. Fulkerson
Many alternatives for articular resurfacing, such as cell-based, metal/plastic, osteochondral…

BLOG: Thoughts on the current state of patella instability surgery

June 1, 2017
In this entry, I will discuss my thoughts on the state of patella instability surgery. Of note, I will detail the importance of accurate…

BLOG: Use common sense recognition, treatment for patellofemoral pain in young patients

March 10, 2017
For many years, I have seen spot softening of the articular cartilage under the patella. This frequently occurred in young people, usually female…

BLOG: Surgical correction for patellar instability and genu valgum in skeletally immature patients

February 20, 2017
Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction has been popularized as the surgical treatment of choice for most patients with patellar instability…

BLOG: The evaluation of patellar maltracking

January 30, 2017
Patellar maltracking is a term often associated with patellofemoral pathology, but its description and relevance in the diagnosis and management of…

BLOG: When to perform total or partial knee arthroplasty in cases with isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis

December 21, 2016
The following article deals with isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis. It is assumed throughout the article that previous conservative treatment…

BLOG: Anisometry of MPFL reconstruction in the setting of patella alta, increased TT-TG distance

October 24, 2016
The incidence of patellar dislocation is 29 per 100,000 in adolescents and recurrence rates with nonoperative treatment have been reported from 15%…

BLOG: Can recurrent instability be predicted after first-time patellar dislocation?

July 13, 2016
Nonoperative treatment after first-time patellar dislocation has been considered as the standard of care in patellar instability management. However…