BLOG: Patellofemoral Traveling Fellowship update

February 8, 2019
The challenge of knowing when not to operate can be a difficult lesson to learn. As an orthopedic surgeon dealing with pediatric patella instability…
In the JournalsPerspective

Risk factors identified for recurrent instability in treatment of osteochondral defects without MPFL reconstruction

January 7, 2019
Adolescent patients had a 61% recurrent instability rate if the medial patellofemoral ligament was not reconstructed during index surgery for an…
In the JournalsPerspective

Trochleoplasty yielded good clinical outcomes, low redislocation rate at short-, long-term follow-up

January 3, 2019
According to recently published results, trochleoplasty yielded good clinical outcomes, a low redislocation rate and an “acceptable”…
In the JournalsPerspective

Novel MRI measurement cited as predictable for patellofemoral instability

December 31, 2018
According to recently published study results, the width of the patellar tendon beyond lateral trochlear ridge distance may be a reliable…
In the JournalsPerspective

Prediction model shows factors linked to high risk for patellar redislocations

December 21, 2018
A clinical prediction model showed that patients with first-time patellar dislocations with skeletal immaturity and MRI measurements of sulcus angle…

BLOG: Combined reconstruction of the MPFL and MQTFL for patellar instability in children and adolescents

December 13, 2018
Recurrent patellar instability, particularly in the skeletally immature patient, presents a challenging problem. While the best treatment option

BLOG: How to set a medial patellofemoral complex reconstruction to length

November 21, 2018
Anatomy of the medial knee is intricate. While most literature has highlighted the medial patellofemoral ligament, it is only one, yet very

BLOG: Looking at trochlear dysplasia from the side – The role of the sagittal view of the trochlea

October 3, 2018
Trochlear dysplasia is a common problem in patients with patellofemoral instability. Most descriptions and measurements of trochlear dysplasia on

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

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…