I’m not exactly sure how 3D printing can help rehabilitate patients with patellofemoral instability — but I’m excited to learn more. While as surgeons we can change certain aspects of a patient’s anatomy, we still rely on the physical therapists to help our patients improve their strength and mechanics.
I still remember seeing a lecture by the famous physical therapist, Jenny McConnell, from Australia back in 2015. Her videos of patients with patellar instability before and after rehabilitation were truly incredible. A team-based approach to these patients is ideal but not always possible. Nevertheless, I will follow this research closely.
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