Patellofemoral Arthroplasty: Pearls and Pitfalls

  • Ronald P. Grelsamer
  • Jason Gould


There has been a proliferation of new patellofemoral implants, which reflects an increasing interest in this topic on the part of the orthopedic community. The procedure is a niche procedure reserved for patients with isolated patellofemoral arthritis who are unlikely to develop femorotibial arthritis in their lifetime, and for patients considered too young or too active to receive a total knee replacement. Other options include biological repair, tibial tuberosity transfers, patellectomy (partial or total), and total joint replacement surgery.


Total Knee Replacement Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Trochlear Dysplasia Patellar Resurface Vastus Medialis Obliquus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mount Sinai Medical CenterNew YorkUSA

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