Patellofemoral Pain and Instability

Etiology, Diagnosis and Management

  • Beth E. Shubin Stein
  • Sabrina M. Strickland

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Patellofemoral Pain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Meghan J. Price, Joseph Moloney, Daniel W. Green
      Pages 3-25
    3. Alex A. Johnson, Miho J. Tanaka
      Pages 27-51
    4. Brandon J. Erickson, Andreas H. Gomoll
      Pages 53-63
    5. Dean Wang, Sabrina M. Strickland, Beth E. Shubin Stein
      Pages 65-83
    6. Vivek Kalia, Douglas N. Mintz
      Pages 85-116
  3. Patellofemoral Instability

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Lauren H. Redler, Christopher S. Ahmad
      Pages 119-139
    3. Jacqueline Munch Brady
      Pages 141-148
    4. Robin West, Ryan S. Murray, Daniel M. Dean
      Pages 149-169
    5. Michael S. Laidlaw, David R. Diduch, Brian C. Werner
      Pages 171-191
    6. Vivek Kalia, Douglas N. Mintz
      Pages 193-210
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 211-216

About this book


Practical and user-friendly, this book is a simple and straightforward clinical guide to understanding the common problems and pathologies seen in the patellofemoral joint, clearly outlining the most prevalent problems encountered and highlighting the latest surgical techniques. Divided into two major sections on patellofemoral pain and instability, it discusses etiology, making the correct diagnosis, and how to manage these problems in both adults as well as in the skeletally immature, using outcomes-based approaches for each condition. Part I covers topics such as anterior knee pain, malalignment and overload syndromes, and arthritis, while part II describes conditions such as acute patellar dislocation, recurrent instability and how to avoid complications. Both parts also include chapters on imaging strategies for the knee. 

Providing the most current research on these topics in a field that is rapidly changing and evolving, and explaining the treatments and their support in the current literature, Patellofemoral Pain and Instability is an up-to-date, straightforward resource for orthopedic surgeons and residents, sports medicine specialists, and any clinical professional treating conditions of the knee.


Acute patellar dislocation Anterior knee pain Cartilage restoration Femoral osteotomy Malalignment Medial instability Medial overload MPFL reconstruction MPFL repair Knee arthroplasty Osteoarthritis Overload syndrome Patella fracture Patellofemoral instability Patellofemoral pain Osteochondritis dessicans Recurrent knee instability Soft tissue surgery Tendinopathy Trochleoplasty

Editors and affiliations

  • Beth E. Shubin Stein
    • 1
  • Sabrina M. Strickland
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopedic SurgeryHospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Hospital for Special SurgeryNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-97639-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-97640-2
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