The Patellofemoral Joint

State of the Art in Evaluation and Management

  • Alberto Gobbi
  • João Espregueira-Mendes
  • Norimasa Nakamura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Alberto Gobbi, João Espregueira-Mendes, Norimasa Nakamura
    Pages 1-1
  3. Pedro Guillen-Garcia, José Francisco Rodríguez-Vázquez
    Pages 3-9
  4. Pedro Guillen-Garcia, Vicente Concejero-Lopez, Jose F. Rodriguez-Vazquez, Isabel Guillen-Vicente, Marta Guillen Vicente, Tomas F. Fernandez-Jaén
    Pages 11-16
  5. Shurong Zhang, Shinya Oka, Ryosuke Kuroda, Masahiro Kurosaka
    Pages 17-22
  6. Sukesh Rao Sankineani, Georgios Karnatzikos, Sanyam Chaurasia, Alberto Gobbi
    Pages 23-27
  7. Ignacio Cardona-Muñoz, Jesus I. Cardona-Medina, Ariel de la Rosa
    Pages 29-35
  8. Ana Leal, Rogério Pereira, Hélder Pereira, F. Samuel Silva, Paulo Flores, João Espregueira-Mendes
    Pages 37-44
  9. Sofia Xergia, Evangelos Pappas, Anastasios D. Georgoulis
    Pages 45-50
  10. Michael T. Benke, Christopher M. Powers, Bert R. Mandelbaum
    Pages 51-57
  11. Massimo Petrera, Tim Dwyer, Alberto Gobbi
    Pages 59-66
  12. Yukiyoshi Toritsuka, Yuzo Yamada, Norimasa Nakamura, Konsei Shino
    Pages 67-78
  13. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Cristina Ramírez-Fuentes, Francisco Martínez-Soriano, Joan C. Monllau, Alan C. Merchant
    Pages 79-92
  14. Lorenzo Boldrini, Furio Danelon, Francesco Della Villa, Stefano Della Villa
    Pages 93-99
  15. André Costa, André Sarmento, Ana Leal, Nuno Sevivas, Pedro L. Ripoll, Ricardo Sampaio et al.
    Pages 101-118
  16. Onur Bilge, Koen Lagae, Francis Bonte, Rene Verdonk, Peter Verdonk
    Pages 119-126
  17. Alberto Gobbi, Dnyanesh Lad, Georgios Karnatzikos
    Pages 127-135
  18. John P. Fulkerson
    Pages 143-145
  19. Hideyuki Koga, Tomoyuki Mochizuki, Tomohiko Tateishi, Keiichi Akita, Ichiro Sekiya, Takeshi Muneta
    Pages 147-150
  20. John P. Fulkerson
    Pages 151-153
  21. John Lane, Georgios Karnatzikos, Alberto Gobbi
    Pages 155-160
  22. Lars Peterson, Haris S. Vasiliadis
    Pages 161-170
  23. Ricardo Bastos Filho, Munehiro Naruo, Elvire Servien, Sebastien Lustig, Philippe Neyret
    Pages 181-190
  24. Mahmut Nedim Doral, Egemen Turhan, Gürhan Dönmez, Defne Kaya, João Espregueira-Mendes, Alberto Gobbi
    Pages 199-206
  25. Masataka Deie, Mitsuo Ochi
    Pages 207-211
  26. Stephen P. Abelow, Pedro Guillen, Isabel Guillen, Marta Guillen, Santiago Arauz de Robles, Elena Rodrigo Inigo et al.
    Pages 213-218
  27. Diego Costa Astur, Gustavo Gonçalves Arliani, Nelson Astur, Camila Cohen Kaleka, Moises Cohen
    Pages 231-237
  28. Alberto Gobbi, Dnyanesh Lad, Georgios Karnatzikos
    Pages 239-245
  29. Georgios Karnatzikos, Sanyam Chaurasia, Alberto Gobbi
    Pages 253-259
  30. Ramon Cugat, Gilbert Steinbacher, Pedro Alvarez, Montse Garcia-Balletbo
    Pages 267-273
  31. Lorenzo Boldrini, Furio Danelon, Francesco Della Villa, Stefano Della Villa
    Pages 275-278
  32. Timothy J. Luchetti, Lauren H. Redler, Michael R. Redler
    Pages 279-286
  33. Alberto Gobbi, João Espregueira-Mendes, Norimasa Nakamura
    Pages 287-287

About this book


A comprehensive and thorough selection of contributions from across the world, this book aims to review the current state-of-the-art in assessment and management of the patellofemoral joint. While featuring a wide range of surgical techniques for different pathologies, detailed attention is also devoted to conservative treatment and approaches involving mesenchymal stem cells, autologous chondrocyte implantation, platelet-rich plasma, and pulsed electromagnetic fields. Anatomy, clinical examination, and methods of evaluation are discussed, and individual chapters address important miscellaneous topics, including rehabilitation, complications of surgery, injuries in specific patient populations, and scoring systems.

Though patellofemoral joint pathology is a frequent clinical problem, its management remains challenging for the orthopaedic surgeon. Conceived at the ISAKOS Congress held in Toronto in June 2013 as a small booklet, this work quickly turned into a major project involving more than 35 authors worldwide. The editors believe that this book will be of great value to orthopaedic doctors to improve understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of future patients.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Gobbi
    • 1
  • João Espregueira-Mendes
    • 2
  • Norimasa Nakamura
    • 3
  1. 1.Orthopaedic Arthroscopic SurgeryInternational (O.A.S.I.) Bioresearch Foundation, Gobbi N.P.O.MilanItaly
  2. 2.Medical Centre of ExcellenceClínica do Dragão – Espregueira- Mendes Sports Centre – FIFAPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Department of OrthopaedicsOsaka Health Science UniversityOsakaJapan

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