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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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Avoid overtreatment of patellofemoral chondrosis/arthrosis in the athlete

July 2, 2013
Patellofemoral chondrosis/arthrosis is extremely common. It is often an incidental finding and has been reported in almost 50% of MRIs in…
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Paper underlines importance of patient counseling in maintenance of ideal body weight

June 18, 2013
Anterior knee pain is one of the most common complaints in an orthopedist's office. Some patients have pain due to abnormalities of the patella…
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Primum non nocere: MPFL reconstruction complications

June 3, 2013
This case series by Panikh and colleagues reviews the authors’ experience with complications after medial patellofemoral ligament…