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The patellofemoral joint 

The patellofemoral joint
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The patellofemoral joint
Author(s):

Simon Donell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.008010
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date: 13 December 2019

The symptomatic patellofemoral joint is difficult to manage.

It is difficult to be certain that the pain felt by the patient is actually arising from the joint.

The majority of symptomatic patients should be managed conservatively with exercises aimed at improving muscle control.

Surgical treatment gives best results in patellofemoral instability when there are defined anatomical abnormalities that are then corrected.

Surgical treatment of patellofemoral arthritis has uncertain outcomes.

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