Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, MD, PhD, comments on anterior knee pain in this Patellofemoral Update, saying it is an intriguing orthopaedic pathology because patients with this problem present with psychological factors in addition to the physical factors of pain and disability.
Most patients with anterior knee pain (AKP), however, benefit from good physiotherapy, Sanchis-Alfonso noted.
“Most of my surgeries for AKP are to solve iatrogenia due to previous surgeries that are not indicated or performed correctly,” he wrote.
Patellofemoral Update focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral disorders. The blog is sponsored by the Patellofemoral Foundation whose mission is to improve the care of individuals with anterior knee pain through targeted education and research. The Patellofemoral Foundation offers additional online education resources on its website.
Members of the Patellofemoral Foundation review and add clinical perspective to recently published studies on the causes, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral disorders. The twice monthly blogs are edited by John P. Fulkerson, MD, and can be found on www.healio.com/orthopaedics. To read all the Patellofemoral Update blogs, click here.