The Patellofemoral Joint in the Athlete

  • Robin V. West
  • Alexis C. Colvin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Christopher M. LaPrade, Matthew T. Rasmussen, Robert F. LaPrade
    Pages 1-13
  3. John Wechter, Jeffrey Macalena, Elizabeth A. Arendt
    Pages 15-29
  4. J. Lee Pace, William L. Hennrikus, Mininder S. Kocher
    Pages 59-75
  5. Nicolas Brown, Geoffrey S. Van Thiel, Brian J. Cole
    Pages 77-99
  6. Philip B. Schoettle
    Pages 101-109
  7. Cory Edgar, Matthew Bollier, John P. Fulkerson
    Pages 111-129
  8. Jack Farr II, Ronald P. Grelsamer, Andreas B. Imhoff, Willem M. van der Merwe, Matthias Cotic, Elizabeth A. Arendt et al.
    Pages 131-150
  9. Matthew J. Salzler, Kyle E. Hammond, James P. Bradley
    Pages 151-165
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 167-172

About this book


​Patellofemoral disorders are extremely prevalent in athletes and can lead to chronic pain, instability, weakness, and inconsistent or poor athletic performance. These disorders can be difficult to diagnose. Treatment options can vary depending upon several factors, including the sport and the time during the sports season when the symptoms occur. Treatment also varies depending on the age of the patient and their competition level.

The Patellofemoral Joint in the Athlete provides an extensive review of the physical examination, radiographic evaluation, differential diagnoses, and treatment options of common patellofemoral disorders, including patellar chondrosis, pain and instability. The contributors are nationally recognized experts in the patellofemoral joint that treat athletes of all ages and abilities. Appropriate for orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, rehabilitation physicians and physical therapists, this book is a comprehensive guide to the unique and sport-specific concerns of athletes of all ages and abilities with regard to the patellofemoral joint.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robin V. West
    • 1
  • Alexis C. Colvin
    • 2
  1. 1.Ctr. for Sports Med. & RehabilitationUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Orthopaedic SurgeryMount Sinai School of MedicineNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-4156-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-4157-1
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