Disorders of the Patellofemoral Joint

Diagnosis and Management

  • E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
  • Alexander D. Liddle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Luke Jones, Adam Fell, Simon Ball
    Pages 1-6
  3. Carlos A. Encinas-Ullán, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 7-23
  4. Stephen Ng Man Sun, Sally J. Tennant
    Pages 25-30
  5. Alfonso Vaquero-Pintado, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 31-36
  6. Luis Moraleda-Novo, Primitivo Gómez-Cardero
    Pages 37-57
  7. E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Carlos A. Encinas-Ullán, Alexander D. Liddle
    Pages 59-65
  8. Hortensia De la Corte-Rodriguez, Juan M. Roman-Belmonte
    Pages 67-79
  9. Yaser Ghani, James Donaldson
    Pages 81-87
  10. Alexander D. Liddle, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 89-94
  11. Suroosh Madhanipour, Kostas Michail, Sam Oussedik
    Pages 101-108
  12. E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Carlos Encinas-Ullán, Primitivo Gómez-Cardero
    Pages 109-116
  13. Juan S. Ruiz-Pérez, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 117-122
  14. E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán, Alexander D. Liddle
    Pages 123-127
  15. Farhad Iranpour, Arash Aframian, Justin P. Cobb
    Pages 129-134
  16. Alfonso Vaquero-Picado, E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    Pages 135-138

About this book


This state-of-the-art book provides a comprehensive overview of the most common patellofemoral joint problems. Utilizing the latest evidence, it guides readers through prevention, diagnosis and treatment for both adult and paediatric patients. After discussing clinical examination and diagnosis, it explores topics such as acute and recurrent dislocation of the patella, cartilage defects of the joint, patellofemoral instability and patellofemoral osteoarthritis. The book also features a chapter on conservative strategies, including physical medicine and rehabilitation. 
Research is moving quickly in this field, and as such there is a growing need for consensus documents: written by leading experts, this comprehensive book is a valuable resource for orthopaedic surgeons, knee specialists and sports medicine ones, and is also of great interest to physiatrists, physical therapists and all healthcare workers involved in the care of these patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán
    • 1
  • Alexander D. Liddle
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryLa Paz University HospitalMadridSpain
  2. 2.University College London Institute of OrthopaedicsLondonUK

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