BLOG: Update on medial patellofemoral anatomy, implications for reconstruction

November 18, 2015
The anatomy of the medial patellofemoral ligament has been widely described as having an origin on the medial femur and a “sail-shaped”…

BLOG: Evolving treatment of patellar instability

November 4, 2015
A recent curbside consult following the International Patellofemoral Study Group meeting brought to my mind how the treatment of recurrent patellar…

BLOG: Surgical intervention for first-time patellofemoral dislocations in pediatric, adolescent patients

October 27, 2015
The current standard of care treatment of first-time patellofemoral dislocations is nonoperative care. Often, patients are not seen by an orthopedic…

BLOG: Balanced, stable tracking should be the end goal

September 23, 2015
The desired end result of treatment following recurrent patella dislocations is pain-free, stable patella tracking and return to normal activities…

BLOG: Identify anatomical abnormalities of anterior knee pain to simplify surgical decision-making

September 4, 2015
Anterior knee pain remains a challenging condition for patients as well as orthopedic surgeons. Nonoperative treatment remains the mainstay of…

BLOG: Discomfort at medial quadriceps tendon-femoral ligament attachment not usually a problem

July 8, 2015
This is my response to a comment on my recent

Patellofemoral Foundation names Dahlinger as executive director

July 7, 2015
The Patellofemoral Foundation recently announced Eric Dahlinger has accepted the foundation’s offer to become its executive director. A…

BLOG: Commit to practice to get it as right as humanly possible

June 25, 2015
“Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong.” This bit of wisdom has been…

BLOG: Revision surgery must be embraced in this demanding patient population

June 8, 2015
Patellofemoral surgery requires careful attention to the overall anatomy of the patient, including both longitudinal limb alignment and soft tissue…

Take a common sense approach to surgery on the lateral retinaculum of the patella

May 20, 2015
It is well-established that isolated lateral releases do not lead to successful long-term outcomes when performed for patella instability or anterior…