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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…
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Is anatomic femoral tunnel position important in medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction?

November 19, 2013
Biomechanical studies have shown increased medial patellofemoral force and pressure with a malpositioned femoral tunnel. Clinical reports describe…
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Lateral facetectomy can improve symptoms of patellofemoral osteoarthritis

November 11, 2013
Isolate patellofemoral osteoarthritis is a relatively common condition. In a radiographic study of patients older than 40 years who had painful…
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Patellar alta: More precise measurements are needed for operative management

October 16, 2013
Patella alta has been a known associated factor of recurrent lateral patella dislocations for decades. The Lyon group recognized patella alta as and…
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Is there a role for medial-sided repair in patellar instability?

October 1, 2013
Historically, combinations of proximal and distal realignment procedures have been used to address patellar instability. The proximal realignment…
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Arthroplasty vs. joint preservation in young adults

September 18, 2013
Treatment of full-thickness patellofemoral chondral lesions in young patients remains a challenge. The goal of restoring hyaline cartilage that…
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Recognize the unique characteristics of the patellofemoral compartment

September 4, 2013
Unfortunately, the general treatment options for cartilage restoration in the United States have remained somewhat stagnant for more than 15 years…
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Develop functional approach to exercise for patients with patellofemoral pain

August 15, 2013
While many advocate a functional approach to exercise for patients with patellofemoral pain, isolated muscle weakness can lead to bad compensation…
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Arthroscopic patella realignment: Don’t forget minimally invasive stabilization

August 7, 2013
There has been great emphasis recently on invasive methods of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction for patella instability. Although these…
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Distalization of the patella to correct patella alta in patients with patella instability

July 17, 2013
The review of the available literature by Robert A. Magnussen, MD, on this topic is timely as orthopedic surgeons are increasingly interested in the…
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