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Sagittal view of trochlea in patients with trochlear dysplasia may aid instability diagnosis, treatment

In this Patellofemoral Update, Marc Tompkins, MD, and Juan Pablo Martinez, MD, MSc, discussed that descriptions and measurements of trochlear dysplasia on slice imaging are usually based on the axial plane. Although this view is helpful in understanding the relative position of the patella and trochlea, they said the shape of the trochlea in the sagittal plane on MRI or lateral radiographs may also provide important information about patellofemoral instability in patients with trochlear dysplasia.

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Marc Tompkins
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Juan Pablo Martinez

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.

 

In this Patellofemoral Update, Marc Tompkins, MD, and Juan Pablo Martinez, MD, MSc, discussed that descriptions and measurements of trochlear dysplasia on slice imaging are usually based on the axial plane. Although this view is helpful in understanding the relative position of the patella and trochlea, they said the shape of the trochlea in the sagittal plane on MRI or lateral radiographs may also provide important information about patellofemoral instability in patients with trochlear dysplasia.

marc tompkins headshot 
Marc Tompkins
Juan Pablo martinez headshot 
Juan Pablo Martinez

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.

 

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