Title

Patellofemoral joint contact pressures: Current concepts and use in patellar instability studies

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1-2019

Publication Title

Orthopedics

Abstract

Copyright © 2019 Slack Incorporated. The patellofemoral joint is thought to be a common source for knee pain. Improper alignment and function of the patellofemoral joint can lead to abnormal contact pressures, which may explain patients' symptoms. In this review, the authors examine techniques for measuring patellofemoral joint contact pressures and summarize the relevant patellofemoral joint anatomy and contact pressures in normal knee kinematics. Finally, they discuss the results of studies investigating contact pressure changes in cases of patellar instability. This includes both reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament and tibial tubercle osteotomy.

Volume

42

Issue

2

First Page

E172

Last Page

E179

DOI

10.3928/01477447-20190118-05

ISSN

01477447

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