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Controversies and techniques in the surgical management of patellofemoral arthritis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18399598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Historically, the patellofemoral articulation has been a topic of less interest among orthopaedists and has been subject to fewer studies when compared with other major joints in the body. Patellofemoral arthritis is a common and debilitating condition, and greater awareness of this has led to a new interest and recent increase in the number of clinical investigations pertaining to this condition. It is hoped that an overview of patellofemoral kinematics, forces, and contact patterns will help in understanding the progression of patellofemoral arthritis. Furthermore, this understanding will ultimately allow the surgeon to apply these basic principles to more effective nonsurgical and surgical treatment options. Treatment methods for patellofemoral arthritis include both conservative as well as surgical interventions. Specifically, these treatments range from stretching and water exercises to patellar realignment procedures and the recently developed procedure of custom patellofemoral arthroplasty. In addition, many new and innovative treatments are on the horizon. This renewed interest in the patellofemoral articulation bodes well for patients who suffer from this condition.
William M Mihalko; Yaw Boachie-Adjei; Jeffrey T Spang; John P Fulkerson; Elizabeth A Arendt; Khaled J Saleh
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Instructional course lectures     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0065-6895     ISO Abbreviation:  Instr Course Lect     Publication Date:  2008  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-04-10     Completed Date:  2008-09-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7507149     Medline TA:  Instr Course Lect     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  365-80     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Arthroplasty / methods*
Arthroscopy / methods*
Debridement / methods
Osteoarthritis, Knee / surgery*
Osteotomy / methods*
Treatment Outcome

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