Patellofemoral Dysplasia

  • H. A. Tomairek
  • N. A. Mahmoud
  • A. M. El-Eleimi
  • N. Galal
  • B. El-Serwy
Conference paper

Abstract

Knee complaints are very common among Egyptians in various age groups, and subsequent chondromalacia patellae and osteoarthrosis of the knee are frequent among older groups. It is well-known that the patella enjoys the thickest articular cartilage in the human body and is also the most frequent site of degenerative changes. Being subcutaneous it is frequently exposed to trauma; being a part of the skeleton it can be affected by any systemic disease; being a part of the knee joint its disorders can be mistaken for other conditions of internal damage to the knee, particularly those of the menisci. For these reasons the patella deserves substantial study.

Keywords

Egypt Pebble Achondroplasia Chondromalacia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. Tomairek
    • 1
  • N. A. Mahmoud
    • 1
  • A. M. El-Eleimi
    • 1
  • N. Galal
    • 2
  • B. El-Serwy
    • 2
  1. 1.Departments of Orthopaedics and RadiologyTanta UniversityEgypt
  2. 2.Departments of Orthopaedics and RadiologyEl-Azhar UniversityET-Agouza, Dokki, CairoEgypt

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