Patellar Malalignment Syndromes

  • Clarence L. ShieldsJr
Part of the Comprehensive Manuals of Surgical Specialties book series (CMSS)


Patients with patellar-tracking abnormalities will present with a variety of clinical syndromes. Mild cases will have aching pain on the anterior aspect of the knee. This discomfort will be aggravated by athletic activity and also by ascending and descending stairs. For some patients, the knee will actually give way and be followed by swelling and a feeling of insecurity in all twisting activities. Other patients will present with frequent dislocations while performing activities of daily living such as descending stairs or dancing.


Patellar Tendon Patellar Dislocation Patellofemoral Joint Patellar Tracking Patellar Tilt 
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