© 2006

Anterior Knee Pain and Patellar Instability

  • Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso
  • First book to review anterior knee pain and correlate it with functional information on patient management


Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Fermín Ordoño, Alfredo Subías-López, Carmen Monserrat
      Pages 21-31
    3. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Esther Roselló-Sastre, Juan Saus-Mas, Fernando Revert-Ros
      Pages 33-53
    4. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Jaime M. Prat-Pastor, Carlos M. Atienza-Vicente, Carlos Puig-Abbs, Mario Comín-Clavijo
      Pages 55-76
    5. Donald C. Fithian, Eiki Nomura
      Pages 77-92
    6. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Carlos Puig-Abbs, Vicente MartÍnez-Sanjuan
      Pages 93-113
    7. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Erik Montesinos-Berry, Francisco Aparisi-Rodriguez
      Pages 115-133
    8. Erik Witvrouw, Damien Van Tiggelen, Tine Willems
      Pages 135-145
    9. Sung-Jae Kim
      Pages 239-255
    10. Karim M. Khan, Jill L. Cook
      Pages 257-268
    11. Karim M. Khan, Jill L. Cook, Mark A. Young
      Pages 269-281
    12. K. Donald Shelbourne, Scott Lawrance, Ron Noy
      Pages 283-293
    13. Sumant G. Krishnan, J. Richard Steadman, Peter J. Millett, Kimberly Hydeman, Matthew Close
      Pages 295-303

About this book


Anterior knee pain and patellar instability is the most common pathology of the knee. Nevertheless, it is the most neglected, the least known and the most problematic. Our knowledge of its etiopathogeny is also limited, with the consequence that its treatment is of the most complex among the different pathologies of the knee.

With contributions from orthopedic surgeons, physiotherapists, radiologists, biologists, pathologists, bioengineers, and plastic surgeons, this multidisciplinary book reviews the diagnosis and management of anterior knee pain and patellar instability in an eminently clinical and practical manner. The book reviews the therapeutic alternatives, both surgical and non-surgical, emphasizing the considerable importance of minimal intervention and non-surgical methods. Similarly, anterior knee pain following ACL reconstruction is covered in detail. Complex clinical cases are also discussed at length with the use of numerous illustrations, with each case providing the key information to assist diagnosis.

Anterior Knee Pain and Patellar Instability has been written for orthopedic surgeons, specialists in sports medicine and physiotherapists and fills an important gap in the literature of pathology of the extensor mechanism of the knee. It is an authoritative reference on one of the most problematic entities current in pathology of the knee.


anatomy anterior cruciate ligament biomechanics cartilage instability knee knee pain orthopedics pain patellofemoral instability pathology physical therapy sports medicine surgery

Editors and affiliations

  • Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryHospital Arnau de VilanovaValenciaSpain

Bibliographic information

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From the reviews:

"The book of V. Sanchis-Alfonso is … welcome. … The chapters follow on the clinical examination, the differential diagnosis, the risk factors and the preserving treatment of the femoro-patellar syndrome extremely quite detailed with a very rich bibliography. … This excellent work is very complete, accessible to the non-specialist. It is a model which should be a work of specialized orthopaedists, essential to any surgeon being interested in pathology of the knee." (Patrice Diebold, European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Vol. 19, 2009)