Patellofemoral Pain, Instability, and Arthritis

Clinical Presentation, Imaging, and Treatment

  • Stefano Zaffagnini
  • David Dejour
  • Elizabeth A. Arendt

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso
    Pages 1-16
  3. Stefano Zaffagnini, Giovanni Giordano, Danilo Bruni, Giulio Maria Marcheggiani Muccioli, Maurilio Marcacci
    Pages 17-27
  4. Justin J. Gent, Donald C. Fithian
    Pages 29-34
  5. Jacques Vallotton, Santiago Echeverri
    Pages 41-49
  6. David Dejour, P. R. Saggin, X. Meyer, T. Tavernier
    Pages 51-59
  7. J. Bruderer, E. Servien, P. Neyret
    Pages 61-67
  8. P. R. Saggin, David Dejour, X. Meyer, T. Tavernier
    Pages 73-78
  9. Massimo Berruto, Enzo Marinoni, Giuseppe Chirico, Angelo Vanzulli, Eva Usellini, Bruno Marelli
    Pages 79-89
  10. Constance R. Chu, Ashley Williams, Verena M. Schreiber
    Pages 91-98
  11. Anastasios D. Georgoulis, Constantina Od. Moraiti, Sofia A. Xergia, Nicholas Stergiou
    Pages 105-110
  12. Andrew D. Lynch, Suzanne Werner, Lynn Snyder-Mackler
    Pages 123-137
  13. Peter C. Verdonk, Francis Bonte, Fredrik Almqvist, René Verdonk
    Pages 139-147
  14. Rainer Siebold, Nico Sartory
    Pages 153-158
  15. Alfredo Schiavone Panni, Simone Cerciello, Michele Vasso, Andrea Palombi
    Pages 159-163

About this book


Despite numerous studies, a lack of consensus still exists over many aspects of patellofemoral pain, instability, and arthritis. This book adopts an evidence-based approach to assess each of these topics in depth. The book reviews general features of clinical examination and global evaluation techniques including the use of different imaging methods, e.g. x-rays, CT, MRI, stress x-rays, and bone scan. Various conservative and surgical treatment approaches for each of the three presentations – pain, instability, and arthritis – are then explained and assessed. Postoperative management and options in the event of failed surgery are also evaluated. Throughout, careful attention is paid to the literature in an attempt to establish the level of evidence for the efficacy of each imaging and treatment method. It is hoped that this book will serve as an informative guide for the practitioner when confronted with disorders of the patellofemoral joint.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Zaffagnini
    • 1
  • David Dejour
    • 2
  • Elizabeth A. Arendt
    • 3
  1. 1."Centro di Ricerca ""Codivilla-Putti""", Lab. BiomeccanicaIstituti Ortopedici RizzoliBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Clinique de la SauveganteCOROLYONLyonFrance
  3. 3.Dept. Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-05423-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-05424-2
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