Discussing Patellar Tracking Abnormalities and Patellar Instability
recently joined Dan Braun on the Brawn Body Health and Fitness podcast. We talked about patellar tracking abnormalities and patellar instability. So first of all, the patella is the kneecap – and a lot of people start having patellar pain when they’re teenagers.
Understanding Patellofemoral (Kneecap) Instability and Pain
In this short video I explain what patellofemoral instability is, what causes pain, how it feels, why it happens, and how it can be fixed.
It’s the Patellofemoral Height
Is it patella baja (abnormally lying patella) or patella alta (a high patella)? New study shows patellofemoral height may be more consequential than previously thought.
Effect of Patellofemoral Arthroplasty on Patellar Height in Patients with Patellofemoral
Osteoarthritis (OA) in the knee is common, painful, and may be uni- or multicompartmental.
The compartment affected by arthritis may be due to trauma, malalignment
(varus or valgus), or in the case of patellofemoral OA, patella alta.
Paulette Gangemi: Back in the Game – Patella Dislocation
I have had a lifetime of knee problems starting with a patella dislocation at age 14. In spite of repeated dislocations and unsuccessful surgeries I still managed to ski race in college in Vermont, Rock Climb, Backpack and competitive cycle and mountain bike. Recently in the past 5 years, as I approached 40 years old […]
Study: combined reconstruction for patellar instability may be more anatomic
A new study from researchers in Portugal describe yet another procedure to treat patellar instability. Instead of a two arm ligament reconstruction, they describe a four arm reconstruction — which could have some advantages.
Considerations for patellofemoral joint preservation vs patellofemoral arthroplasty
Who is a candidate for joint preservation surgery in the Patellofemoral joint? Read this article I wrote: www.healio.com/orthopedics/sports-medicine/news/blogs