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Complications of Patellofemoral Surgery

  • David C. Hillsgrove
  • Lonnie E. Paulos


With a better understanding of the anatomy and biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint and the more specific indications for surgical intervention, complications of patellofemoral surgery should become less frequent. However, seemingly innocuous procedures can result in severe functional disability if complications arise. Nothing can substitute for carefully planned and performed procedures in avoiding such complications. This chapter will address the complications of patellofemoral surgery, their avoidance, and guidelines for treating complications that may occur.


Patellar Tendon Patellofemoral Joint Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Quadriceps Tendon Patellar Fracture 
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  • Lonnie E. Paulos

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