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…

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…

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…