BLOG: Identify anatomical abnormalities of anterior knee pain to simplify surgical decision-making

September 4, 2015
Anterior knee pain remains a challenging condition for patients as well as orthopedic surgeons. Nonoperative treatment remains the mainstay of…

BLOG: Discomfort at medial quadriceps tendon-femoral ligament attachment not usually a problem

July 8, 2015
This is my response to a comment on my recent

Patellofemoral Foundation names Dahlinger as executive director

July 7, 2015
The Patellofemoral Foundation recently announced Eric Dahlinger has accepted the foundation’s offer to become its executive director. A…

BLOG: Commit to practice to get it as right as humanly possible

June 25, 2015
“Amateurs practice until they get it right. Professionals practice until they can’t get it wrong.” This bit of wisdom has been…

BLOG: Revision surgery must be embraced in this demanding patient population

June 8, 2015
Patellofemoral surgery requires careful attention to the overall anatomy of the patient, including both longitudinal limb alignment and soft tissue…

Take a common sense approach to surgery on the lateral retinaculum of the patella

May 20, 2015
It is well-established that isolated lateral releases do not lead to successful long-term outcomes when performed for patella instability or anterior…

BLOG: Medial quadriceps tendon-femoral ligament provides alternative for medial patellofemoral stabilization

April 8, 2015
I just finished dissecting 10 fresh knees with the help of our University of Connecticut Orthopedic Research fellow, Andreas Voss, MD. The medial…

Tibial tubercle osteotomy: Soft tissue stabilization may be required to completely correct maltracking

March 20, 2015
The indications for distal realignment as part of the treatment for recurrent patellofemoral instability are based upon limited evidence. For…

Radiographic location does not ensure precise femoral fixation site in MPFL reconstruction

February 19, 2015
Currently, it is widely accepted that the choice of an anatomic femoral fixation site is crucial for a successful medial patellofemoral ligament…

Why does distal patella articular softening happen?

February 3, 2015
Orthopedic surgeons who are familiar with knee arthroscopy in young people with chronic, resistant anterior knee pain are painfully aware of soft…