Anterior Knee Pain and Patellar Instability

  • Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Etiopathogenic Bases and Therapeutic Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Esther Roselló-Sastre, Juan Saus-Mas, Fernando Revert-Ros
      Pages 33-49
    3. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Fermín Ordoño, Alfredo Subías-López, Carmen Monserrat
      Pages 51-60
    4. K. Donald Shelbourne, Emily E. Krodel
      Pages 61-68
    5. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Carolina Ávila-Carrasco, Jaime M. Prat-Pastor, Carlos M. Atienza, Enrique Cuñat
      Pages 69-87
    6. Najeeb Khan, Donald C. Fithian, Eiki Nomura
      Pages 89-103
    7. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Erik Montesinos-Berry, Agustin Serrano, Vicente Martínez-Sanjuan
      Pages 105-122
    8. Julio Doménech, Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Begoña Espejo
      Pages 123-135
    9. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Erik Montesinos-Berry, Francisco Aparisi-Rodriguez, Vicente Belloch-Ugarte
      Pages 137-157
    10. Erik Witvrouw, Damien Van Tiggelen, Tine Willems
      Pages 159-169
    11. Jill L. Cook, Karim M. Khan
      Pages 223-228
    12. Patrik Danielson, Alexander Scott
      Pages 229-236
    13. Ronald P. Grelsamer, Jason Gould
      Pages 237-240
    14. K. Donald Shelbourne, Scott E. Urch, Heather Freeman
      Pages 241-250

About this book


As this work is published, at the beginning of the 21st Century, a new perspective of the classic orthopedic enigma of the patellofemoral pain problem is becoming increasingly accepted. It is clear that the decades-old paradigm of a pure structural and biomechanical explanation for the genesis of patellofemoral pain is inadequate, and that a new era has begun with biological factors now being given more consideration.

This book is organized into sections which have been reformatted from the first edition. Unlike other publications, this work gives great importance to the etiopathogeny; the latest theories are presented regarding the pathogeny of anterior knee pain and patellar instability, although in an eminently clinical and practical manner.

With contributions from orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, radiologists, biologists, pathologists, bioengineers, and plastic surgeons this multidisciplinary book will serve as an authoritative reference on one of the most problematic entities currently in the pathology of the knee.


Orthopedics anterior cruciate ligament cartilage knee knee pain patellofemoral instability physical therapy sports medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso
    • 1
  1. 1.Depto. Cirugia OrtopédicaHospital Arnau de VilanovaValenciaSpain

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-0-85729-506-4
  • Online ISBN 978-0-85729-507-1
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