Previous injury, rehab of dislocated patella may lead to elongated MPFL

May 30, 2014
This blog is inspired by the recent paper that Oliveira and colleagues published on “Medial patellofemoral ligament anatomy: Is it a…

Anterior knee pain: Remember to look up and be aware of structural anomalies

May 8, 2014
Unfortunately, when an orthopedic surgeon sees a patient with anterior knee pain in the office, he or she normally only focuses on the knee. If we do…

Focus on the tubercle transfer: Avoid complications, choose fixation

April 23, 2014
Surgical treatment of patellar instability has many components and successful outcomes have been reported with many different techniques. Colvin and…

Radiographic parallax: Accuracy of lateral radiography determines femoral fixation site for MPFL graft placement during reconstruction

April 8, 2014
Anatomic tunnel placement in medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, particularly on the femur, is critical to restoring graft isometry and…

Many aspects of medial patellofemoral reconstruction are still controversial

March 31, 2014
Much attention has been given to the medial patellofemoral ligament after Feller and the group from Durham, N.C., introduced us to the ligament in…

Femoral fixation of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction grafts varies, presents challenge

February 17, 2014
Elvire Servien, MD, PhD, and her team in Lyon, France have studied the femoral fixation of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction grafts. They…

Variability in tibial tubercle to trochlear groove distance and measurements of malalignment

January 29, 2014
In the assessment of patellar instability, malalignment is an important factor to consider in determining the appropriate surgical treatment…

Anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer is a powerful procedure to control patellofemoral pain, instability

January 8, 2014
Anteromedial tibial tubercle transfer, originally described in 1983, effectively moves the patella from tracking laterally and thus unloads the…

Is there any indication for trochleoplasty?

December 23, 2013
Trochleoplasty for patients with recurrent patellar instability has been debated the past few years. The procedure is becoming more common in Europe…

Catastrophic thinking is a new puzzle piece in understanding anterior knee pain

December 5, 2013
Anterior knee pain is one of the most common reasons to consult an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the knee. Despite the high frequency of…