The Pathophysiology of Patellofemoral Arthritis



Faced with a patient suffering from patellofemoral (PF) arthritis, the surgeon should determine the pathophysiology of the arthritis, as different etiologies will demand different treatments. The surgeon must specifically, to the best of his/her ability, determine whether the patellofemoral arthritis is truly isolated to the patellofemoral compartment. If so, will it remain isolated?


Articular Cartilage Tibial Tuberosity Patellar Dislocation Patellofemoral Articulation Patellar Instability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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