© 2013

Atlas of the Patellofemoral Joint

  • Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso


  • Includes a great deal of information on the etiopathogenesis of anterior knee pain and patellar instability, emerging technologies in evaluating patellofemoral joint: computacional modelling and kinetic and kinematic analyses, patellofemoral osteoarthritis.

  • Full palette of surgical techniques currently available for the patellofemoral joint explained and portrayed.

  • Fully explained procedures (classical and up to date surgeries) for patellar instabilities complemented with extensive photo library.


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  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 11-20
    3. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Fermín Ordoño, Alfredo Subías-López, Carmen Monserrat
      Pages 21-24
    4. K. Donald Shelbourne, Emily E. Krodel
      Pages 25-28
    5. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Carolina Ávila-Carrasco, Jaime M. Prat-Pastor, Carlos M. Atienza, Enrique Cuñat
      Pages 29-39
    6. Najeeb Khan, Donald C. Fithian, Eiki Nomura
      Pages 41-46
    7. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Erik Montesinos-Berry, Agustin Serrano, Vicente Martínez-Sanjuan
      Pages 47-62
    8. Julio Doménech, Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Begoña Espejo
      Pages 63-64
    9. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Erik Montesinos-Berry, Francisco Aparisi-Rodriguez, Vicente Belloch-Ugarte
      Pages 65-82
    10. Erik Witvrouw, Damien Van Tiggelen, Tine Willems
      Pages 83-85
    11. Patrik Danielson, Alexander Scott
      Pages 109-111
    12. K. Donald Shelbourne, Scott E. Urch, Heather Freeman
      Pages 113-114
  3. Emerging Technologies for Investigating Patellofemoral Joint. Clinical Relevance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123

About this book


The Atlas of the Patellofemoral Joint is designed to be a detailed visual guide, presenting the reader with a wealth of images that will act as a crucial aid when faced with surgery of the knee and particularly that of the patella. All the images, footnotes and summaries are compiled in order to convey a simple understanding of this complex problem. It is a very practical book, aimed not only to those that already specialize in knee surgery, but also to the general orthopedic surgeon who wishes to learn more about this particular form of surgery.


Knee Orthopedic Patellofemoral Joint

Editors and affiliations

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

About the editors

Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, MD, PhD Hospital 9 de Octubre and Hospital Arnau de Vilanova and School of Medicine, Catholic University of Valencia, Valencia, Spain

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Atlas of the Patellofemoral Joint
  • Editors Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-4494-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-4495-3
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXII, 262
  • Number of Illustrations 284 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Orthopedics
    Surgical Orthopedics
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From the reviews:

“Orthopedic surgeons at all levels of training can benefit by improving their visual understanding of the patellofemoral joint. Orthopedic residents and fellows will find these images valuable. … This atlas is both free-standing and a nice complement. … this is a worthy addition to the literature.” (Mark R. Hutchinson, Doody’s Book Reviews, May, 2013)