Why does distal patella articular softening happen?

February 3, 2015
Orthopedic surgeons who are familiar with knee arthroscopy in young people with chronic, resistant anterior knee pain are painfully aware of soft…

Pain related to lateral patella malalignment and focal cartilage overload

January 21, 2015
It is interesting that many young people with chronic anterior knee pain have either lateral retinacular tightness, distal or lateral patella…

Patella alta, patellar instability: Complex interplay between patellar height, instability and other risk factors

December 16, 2014
During normal patellar tracking, the patella engages in the trochlea at around 30° of knee flexion and remains stable then after due to the bony…

Tibial tubercle osteotomy in association with MPFL reconstruction: When is it really needed?

December 8, 2014
Recurrent lateral patellar dislocation is a debilitating knee condition that frequently involves young, active patients, significantly affecting…

Medial patellar instability: Beware of the lateral release

November 4, 2014
Medial patellar instability is an uncommon form of patellar instability. The traditional surgical approaches to patellar instability aim to address…

‘Not medically necessary’: Follow practical considerations for patellofemoral cartilage restoration

October 21, 2014
Previous Patellofemoral Update blogs have detailed the options and rationale for cartilage restoration in the patellofemoral compartment. In patients…

Barefoot running: Is it good news for the knee?

October 7, 2014
Running is a popular form of exercise because of the positive health benefits and the fact that it can be done virtually anywhere without any special…

Thorough assessment should be performed after a first-time patellar dislocation

September 15, 2014
The first-time patellar dislocation typically occurs from a traumatic injury. Terminologies used in the literature to describe this injury also…

Autologous chondrocyte implantation in the patella is only part of the story

August 13, 2014
Recently Gomoll and colleagues published an excellent study entitled “Autologous chondrocyte implantation in the patella: A multicenter…

Tibial tubercle-to-trochlear groove distance: Is it the best tool for the job?

July 22, 2014
The surgical community has long struggled with the concept of bony malalignment in the setting of patellofemoral instability. Authors agree that a…