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…

Pain related to lateral patella malalignment and focal cartilage overload

January 21, 2015
It is interesting that many young people with chronic anterior knee pain have either lateral retinacular tightness, distal or lateral patella…

Patella alta, patellar instability: Complex interplay between patellar height, instability and other risk factors

December 16, 2014
During normal patellar tracking, the patella engages in the trochlea at around 30° of knee flexion and remains stable then after due to the bony…

Tibial tubercle osteotomy in association with MPFL reconstruction: When is it really needed?

December 8, 2014
Recurrent lateral patellar dislocation is a debilitating knee condition that frequently involves young, active patients, significantly affecting…

Medial patellar instability: Beware of the lateral release

November 4, 2014
Medial patellar instability is an uncommon form of patellar instability. The traditional surgical approaches to patellar instability aim to address…