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

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

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information ISAKOS 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-54964-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-54965-6
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