BLOG: Tibial tubercle osteotomy that includes distalization has higher reoperation and revision rates

April 5, 2018
Tibial tubercle osteotomy is a surgical procedure that can correct patellofemoral malalignment in the setting of symptomatic instability and/or…
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BLOG: Anatomic medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction can be safely performed in pediatric cases

February 21, 2018
Recurrent patellofemoral instability is common. Following an index patellar dislocation, the rate of recurrent dislocation is estimated to be 15% to…
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BLOG: MPFL, MPFC, MQTFL reconstruction: Patellar stabilization and alphabet soup

January 18, 2018
The term medial patellofemoral ligament has traditionally been used to refer to the primary static stabilizer to lateral patellar translation. Found…
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BLOG: Patellofemoral malalignment and its correction

November 27, 2017
The concept of getting a patella into an optimal relationship with its opposing trochlea in patients with recurrent patella instability is well…
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BLOG: Trochleoplasty update 2017

October 16, 2017
Recurrent patellofemoral instability has defined pathoanatomic risk factors: patella alta, trochlear dysplasia and a lateral tracking vector…
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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…
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BLOG: To resurface the patella or unload it

July 24, 2017
Many alternatives for articular resurfacing, such as cell-based, metal/plastic, osteochondral allograft, autologous transplant, etc., have become…
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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…
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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…
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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…