1. Examination of the Patellofemoral Joint
2. Imaging of the Patellofemoral Joint
3. Acute Patellar Instability in Children
4. Acute Lateral Patellar Dislocation in Adults
5. Recurrent Lateral Dislocation of the Patella in Children
6. Risk Factors and Demographics for Recurrent Lateral Dislocation of the Patella in Adults
7. Nonoperative Treatment of Patellofemoral Problems: The Role of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
8. Cartilage Defects of the Patellofemoral Joint
9. Patellofemoral Instability: Lateral Release
10. Patellofemoral Instability: Proximal Realignment and Trochleoplasty
11. Patellofemoral Instability: Distal Realignment
12. Patellofemoral Instability: Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction
13. Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis: Intra-articular Injections
14. Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis: Partial Lateral Patellar Facetectomy
15. Patellofemoral Osteoarthritis: Patellofemoral Arthroplasty
16. Patellectomy in Patellofemoral Joint Problems
This state-of-the-art book provides a comprehensive overview of the most common patellofemoral joint problems. Utilizing the latest evidence, it guides readers through prevention, diagnosis and treatment for both adult and paediatric patients. After discussing clinical examination and diagnosis, it explores topics such as acute and recurrent dislocation of the patella, cartilage defects of the joint, patellofemoral instability and patellofemoral osteoarthritis. The book also features a chapter on conservative strategies, including physical medicine and rehabilitation. Research is moving quickly in this field, and as such there is a growing need for consensus documents: written by leading experts, this comprehensive book is a valuable resource for orthopaedic surgeons, knee specialists and sports medicine ones, and is also of great interest to physiatrists, physical therapists and all healthcare workers involved in the care of these patients.
• Offers an up-to-date overview covering etiology, diagnosis and treatment of patellofemoral diseases
• Includes sections on paediatric patients
• Written by authors from leading institutions involved in treatment of patellofemoral joint problems
• Provides reliable evidence based on a wealth of surgical experience
• E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán is a Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon who currently works at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. Dr. Rodríguez-Merchán graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1974 from Complutense University, Madrid and subsequently gained his PhD in Medicine and Surgery. He is a former Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Dr. Rodríguez-Merchán is the author of about 250 articles in peer-reviewed PubMed-cited journals and ten books.
• Alexander D. Liddle is the National Institute of Health Research Clinical Lecturer at the UCL institute of Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopedic Hospital (RNOH), Stanmore, UK. He qualified from Imperial College London School of Medicine in 2004 and undertook surgical training in orthopedic and trauma surgery at the Imperial College hospitals and at the RNOH. He completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2014 with a thesis on failure mechanisms of unicompartmental knee replacement. He has published widely in the major orthopedic journals and in general medical journals, including the Lancet.