Patellofemoral Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review of the Literature
Payam Tarassoli 1, Shahid Punwar*, 2, Wasim Khan 3, David Johnstone 4
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2012
Issue: Suppl 2
First Page: 340
Last Page: 347
Publisher ID: TOORTHJ-6-340
Article History:Received Date: 11/1/2012
Revision Received Date: 19/2/2012
Acceptance Date: 10/3/2012
Electronic publication date: 27/7/2012
Collection year: 2012
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Identification and management of patients with isolated patellofemoral osteoarthritis are challenging. Many of these patients present at a young age and it is important to distinguish degenerative change in the patellofemoral articulation from the other various causes of anterior knee pain. Once the diagnosis of isolated patellofemoral arthrosis has been made non-operative and conservative surgical techniques should be exhausted fully before prosthetic arthroplasty is considered. This review focuses on the use of arthroplasty for isolated patellofemoral arthrosis, in particular comparing the use of total knee against selective patellofemoral joint replacements.