Assessment and management of chronic patellofemoral instability

JS Mulford, CJ Wakeley, JDJ Eldridge

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    Abstract

    Chronic patellofemoral instability can be a disabling condition. Management of patients with this condition has improved owing to our increased knowledge of the functional anatomy of the patellofemoral joint. Accurate assessment of the underlying pathology in the unstable joint enables the formulation of appropriate treatment. The surgical technique employed in patients for whom non-operative management has failed should address the diagnosed abnormality. We have reviewed the literature on the stabilising features of the patellofemoral joint, the recommended investigations and the appropriate forms of treatment.
    Translated title of the contributionAssessment and management of chronic patellofemoral instability
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)709 - 716
    Number of pages8
    JournalJournal of Bone and Joint Surgery
    Volume89 (6)
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2007

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