The contemporary management of anterior knee pain and patellofemoral instability

Smith, Toby O, McNamara, Iain and Donell, Simon T (2013) The contemporary management of anterior knee pain and patellofemoral instability. The Knee, 20 Suppl 1. S3-S15. ISSN 0968-0160

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Abstract

In this review the evidence for the management of patients with patellofemoral disorders is presented confined to anterior knee pain and patellar dislocation (excluding patellofemoral arthritis). Patients present along a spectrum of these two problems and are best managed with both problems considered. The key to managing these patients is by improving muscle function, the patient losing weight (if overweight), and judicious use of analgesics if pain is an important feature. Hypermobility syndrome should always be looked for since this is a prognostic indicator for a poor operative outcome. Operations should be reserved for those with correctable anatomical abnormalities that have failed conservative therapy. The current dominant operation is a medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Copyright © 2013 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 14:48
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2020 19:00
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/46972
DOI: 10.1016/S0968-0160(13)70003-6

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