BLOG: MPFL reconstruction with the adductor magnus tendon can be a useful alternative

May 23, 2016
Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction is done in most cases with a medial hamstring autograft, that is either gracilis or semitendinosus…

BLOG: Fulkerson provides update on the Patellofemoral Foundation

April 12, 2016
The Patellofemoral Foundation was founded in 2003 with the goal of improving patellofemoral education and research regarding the complex…

BLOG: More data needed to better predict return to play in athletes after patella stabilization

March 22, 2016
As sports medicine physicians, a benchmark by which we are often measured is the ability to return an athlete to the highest level of sport following…

BLOG: Patellar instability remains an issue in modern total knee replacement

January 29, 2016
Patellar instability remains a challenging issue in modern total knee replacement patients. Total knee replacement has consistently been shown as a…

BLOG: One perspective on trochleoplasty

January 15, 2016
Recent follow up studies and work on the surgical details of performing trochleoplasty for patients with patellofemoral instability have demonstrated…

BLOG: Does position of femoral attachment influence outcome after MPFL reconstruction?

December 8, 2015
In a paper we recently published, we observed that a non-anatomic femoral attachment in medial patellofemoral ligament reconstructive surgery does…

BLOG: Update on medial patellofemoral anatomy, implications for reconstruction

November 18, 2015
The anatomy of the medial patellofemoral ligament has been widely described as having an origin on the medial femur and a “sail-shaped”…

BLOG: Evolving treatment of patellar instability

November 4, 2015
A recent curbside consult following the International Patellofemoral Study Group meeting brought to my mind how the treatment of recurrent patellar…

BLOG: Surgical intervention for first-time patellofemoral dislocations in pediatric, adolescent patients

October 27, 2015
The current standard of care treatment of first-time patellofemoral dislocations is nonoperative care. Often, patients are not seen by an orthopedic…

BLOG: Balanced, stable tracking should be the end goal

September 23, 2015
The desired end result of treatment following recurrent patella dislocations is pain-free, stable patella tracking and return to normal activities…