It’s the Patellofemoral Height – Dr. Sabrina Strickland

It’s the Patellofemoral Height, Stupid!

Patella baja (abnormally lying patella) or patella alta (a high patella)? In terms of patient outcomes, cartilage health or malalignment, how the patella lies may be more consequential than previously thought—according to a new study.

The researchers, from the University of Pennsylvania, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS), and Northwestern University in Chicago, designed a retrospective cohort study of patellofemoral arthroplasty patients from 2012 to 2020.

Read more in Orthopedics This Week.