The Patella

  • Giles R. Scuderi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. James M. Kipnis, Giles R. Scuderi
    Pages 1-9
  3. Alfred J. Tria Jr., Jose A. Alicea
    Pages 11-23
  4. Paolo Aglietti, Pier Paolo M. Menchetti
    Pages 25-48
  5. Vincent J. Vigorita, Daniel Morgan
    Pages 49-68
  6. Jeffrey H. Yormak, Giles R. Scuderi
    Pages 69-81
  7. Kevin R. Math, Bernard Ghelman, Hollis G. Potter
    Pages 83-125
  8. K. Donald Shelbourne, William S. Adsit
    Pages 127-141
  9. Suanne S. Maurer, Glenn Carlin, Robert Butters, Giles R. Scuderi
    Pages 143-167
  10. Joseph M. Stefko, Freddie Fu
    Pages 169-200
  11. Fred D. Cushner, W. Norman Scott
    Pages 201-221
  12. Giles R. Scuderi
    Pages 223-245
  13. Alan Nagel, Giles R. Scuderi
    Pages 247-252
  14. James V. Bono, Steven B. Haas, Giles R. Scuderi
    Pages 253-275
  15. David C. Hillsgrove, Lonnie E. Paulos
    Pages 277-290
  16. David D. Bullek, Michael A. Kelly
    Pages 291-308
  17. Andrew I. Spitzer, Kelly G. Vince
    Pages 309-331
  18. Jeffrey Y. Ngeow
    Pages 333-339
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 341-351

About this book


The problems of the patellofemoral joint remain a challenge to the orthopaedic surgeon. In spite of many articles in scientific journals, an outstanding monograph, and several excellent textbook chapters, the patella is still an enigma in many respects. The etiology of patellar pain is controversial, and there is no completely satisfying explanation for its cause or its relationship to chondromalacia. Curiously, neither the widespread use of arthroscopy nor the advent of newer diagnostic tests such as CT scanning and magnetic resonance imaging have cast much light. Without a better understanding of why patellar disorders occur it is not surprising that there is no consensus on how to fix them. Arthros­ copy has contributed little except to the patient's psyche. The currently most popular surgical treatment for recurrent dislocation of the patella was first described 50 years ago. One concrete advance, albeit a small one, is a better understanding of the role of anatomical abnormalities and patellofemoral dysplasia in patellar instabilities. It gives me great pleasure that many of the contributors are, like Dr.


Surgery anatomy biomechanics complication embryology instability knee osteotomy pathology rehabilitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Giles R. Scuderi
    • 1
  1. 1.Beth Israel Medical Center-North DivisionThe Insall Scott Kelly Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports MedicineNew YorkUSA

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