Autologous chondrocyte implantation in the patella is only part of the story

August 13, 2014
Recently Gomoll and colleagues published an excellent study entitled “Autologous chondrocyte implantation in the patella: A multicenter…

Tibial tubercle-to-trochlear groove distance: Is it the best tool for the job?

July 22, 2014
The surgical community has long struggled with the concept of bony malalignment in the setting of patellofemoral instability. Authors agree that a…

Cartilage resurfacing, anteromedialization, or both for patella cartilage lesions?

June 18, 2014
It can be difficult to determine the best surgical option when dealing with symptomatic focal patella cartilage lesions. Distal realignment…

Previous injury, rehab of dislocated patella may lead to elongated MPFL

May 30, 2014
This blog is inspired by the recent paper that Oliveira and colleagues published on “Medial patellofemoral ligament anatomy: Is it a…

Anterior knee pain: Remember to look up and be aware of structural anomalies

May 8, 2014
Unfortunately, when an orthopedic surgeon sees a patient with anterior knee pain in the office, he or she normally only focuses on the knee. If we do…

Focus on the tubercle transfer: Avoid complications, choose fixation

April 23, 2014
Surgical treatment of patellar instability has many components and successful outcomes have been reported with many different techniques. Colvin and…

Radiographic parallax: Accuracy of lateral radiography determines femoral fixation site for MPFL graft placement during reconstruction

April 8, 2014
Anatomic tunnel placement in medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction, particularly on the femur, is critical to restoring graft isometry and…

Many aspects of medial patellofemoral reconstruction are still controversial

March 31, 2014
Much attention has been given to the medial patellofemoral ligament after Feller and the group from Durham, N.C., introduced us to the ligament in…

Femoral fixation of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction grafts varies, presents challenge

February 17, 2014
Elvire Servien, MD, PhD, and her team in Lyon, France have studied the femoral fixation of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction grafts. They…

Variability in tibial tubercle to trochlear groove distance and measurements of malalignment

January 29, 2014
In the assessment of patellar instability, malalignment is an important factor to consider in determining the appropriate surgical treatment…