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patellafemoral pain

J E Henry, F A Pflum
Treatment of patellofemoral pain is a source of much controversy. This is shown by the vast number of surgical procedures used in treatment. This article describes an arthroscopic proximal realignment technique to address patellafemoral pain and instability. We have used this technique to treat acute dislocations with capsular deficits, recurrent dislocations, and subluxations. This procedure was developed in 1988 as an alternative treatment to distal realignment in a 10-year-old child with recurrent dislocation of the patella...
August 1995: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
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