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BLOG: Patellofemoral pain syndrome — A diagnosis that does not exist

August 13, 2018
The generic term “patellofemoral pain syndrome” is frequently cited as a specific diagnosis, but it has never been specifically defined
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BLOG: Thoughts on anterior knee pain

June 15, 2018
by Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, MD, PhD I often come across diffuse disproportionate patellar cartilage softening in patients with anterior knee pain…
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BLOG: Knee pain and stiffness after MPFL reconstruction

May 17, 2018
The patient is a 24-year-old woman who presented to the initial treating physician with a complex history of patellofemoral symptoms in the left knee…

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…