Patellofemoral Arthritis

  • Giles R. ScuderiEmail author
  • James F. Fraser
  • Jess H. Lonner
  • Dexter K. Bateman
  • Jared S. Preston
  • Bertrand W. Parcells
  • Alfred J. Tria


Isolated patellofemoral arthritis is not a rare condition. For the symptomatic patient, initial treatment begins with a nonoperative approach, including activity modification, weight loss, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, bracing, and viscosupplementation. Surgical treatment for isolated patellofemoral arthritis is considered after an extended period of ineffective nonoperative treatment. Several procedures have been employed for isolated patellofemoral arthritis, including facetectomy, patellectomy, tibial tubercle elevation, and cartilage enhancement procedures such as microfracture or osteochondral grafting. Isolated patellofemoral arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty are considered in cases where joint-preserving procedures have not been successful.


Patellofemoral arthritis Patellofemoral arthroplasty Total knee arthroplasty Patella component Trochlea 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Giles R. Scuderi
    • 1
    Email author
  • James F. Fraser
    • 2
  • Jess H. Lonner
    • 2
  • Dexter K. Bateman
    • 3
  • Jared S. Preston
    • 4
  • Bertrand W. Parcells
    • 5
  • Alfred J. Tria
    • 6
  1. 1.Northwell Orthopedic InstituteNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryRothman Institute, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Orthopaedic SurgerySaint Peter’s University HospitalNew BrunswickUSA
  4. 4.Department of OrthopedicsRobert Wood Johnson University HospitalNew BrunswickUSA
  5. 5.Department of OrthopedicsRutgers – Robert Wood Johnson University HospitalNew BrunswickUSA
  6. 6.Orthopedic Center of New JerseySomersetUSA

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