Putting it all Together: Evaluating Patellar Instability Risk Factors and Revisiting the "Menu".
Clinics in Sports Medicine
Management of the patient with multiple risk factors for recurrent patellar instability is complex. Surgeons must possess familiarity with the anatomic risk factors that are associated with first time and recurrent instability events and weigh them in the patient's individualized surgical "menu" options for surgical patellar stabilization. Addressing individual risk factors, pairing imaging findings with physical examination, and thoughts on prioritizing risk factors to determine which should be prioritized for surgical correction are discussed.
McCarthy MI, Hinckel BB, Arendt EA, Chambers CC. Putting it all together: evaluating patellar instability risk factors and revisiting the "menu". Clin Sports Med. 2022 Jan;41(1):109-121. doi: 10.1016/j.csm.2021.07.009. PMID: 34782068.