J. Sanchez-Ballestera, , , P. McGrawb, , P.G. Turnera, and D.S. Johnsona,
aTrauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Stepping Hill Hospital, Poplar Grove, Stockport, SK2 7JE, UK bTrauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Fairfield General Hospital, Rochdale Old Road, Bury, BL9 7TD, UK
Summary The treatment of patello-femoral disorders despite over 80% of cases being successfully treated by non-operative methods is one of the most challenging problems for the orthopaedic surgeon.
The understanding of the underlying pathology in each patient before embarking on a treatment plan is paramount.
This review intends to clarify the patello-femoral pathophysiology, discusses management plan and describes different surgeries for patello-femoral disorders.
Current Orthopaedics Volume 20, Issue 2 , April 2006, Pages 121-127.