Patellofemoral arthroplasty.

  title={Patellofemoral arthroplasty.},
  author={Jess H. Lonner},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  volume={15 8},
  • Jess H. Lonner
  • Published 2007 in
    The Journal of the American Academy of…
Patellofemoral arthroplasty can be an effective intermediate treatment for the patient with isolated arthritis of the anterior compartment of the knee. In the absence of patellar malalignment, results are optimized when an implant with sound geometric features is used, the prosthesis is appropriately aligned, and the soft tissues are balanced. Although previous prosthesis designs resulted in a relatively high prevalence of failure because of patellofemoral maltracking, patellofemoral catching… CONTINUE READING
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