BLOG: Preoperative opioids associated with postoperative use, inferior outcomes after patellofemoral stabilization surgery

March 7, 2019
by Matthew J. Bollier, MD The excessive prescribing and consumption of opioid pain medication has become a national focus. The United States is…
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Moderate outcomes seen at 5-year follow-up after patellofemoral joint replacement

February 15, 2019
Results at 5-year follow-up showed the Femora Patella Vialli patellofemoral joint prosthesis yielded “moderate” outcomes, according to…
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Study: Most candidates for high tibial osteotomy have excessive lateral pressure syndrome

February 14, 2019
According to a recently published study, most patients who were candidates for high tibial osteotomy had excessive lateral pressure syndrome in the…
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Weight-bearing Merchant radiograph reliable for assessment of patellar tracking in TKA

February 13, 2019
The weight bearing Merchant radiographic view compared with the routinely used standard radiographic view may offer additional information, is easy…

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…
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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…
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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”…
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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…
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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