This article discussed outcomes of patellofemoral arthroplasty, which is one type of partial knee replacement. When I first started doing surgery it was rare.
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.
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