Clinically oriented and richly illustrated, this book provides complete guidance on the surgical and non-surgical management of the anterior knee pain syndrome and is aimed at orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine practitioners, knee specialists and physical therapists.
SECTION I ETIOPATHOGENIC BASES AND THERAPEUTIC IMPLICATIONS Chapter 1. Background. Patellofemoral malaligment vs Tissue homeostasis. Myths and truths about patellofemoral disease. CHAPTER 2. Pathogenesis of anterior knee pain and patellar instability. What have we learned from realignment surgery? CHAPTER 3. Neuroanatomic bases for anterior knee pain in the young patient. 'Neural model'. CHAPTER 4. Biomechanical bases for anterior knee pain and patellar instability in the young patient. CHAPTER 5. Anatomy of patellar dislocation. CHAPTER 6. Evaluation of the patient with anterior knee pain and patellar instability. CHAPTER 7. Uncommon causes of anterior knee pain. CHAPTER 8. Risk factors and prevention of anterior knee pain. CHAPTER 9. Conservative treatment of athletes with anterior knee pain: science, classical and new ideas. CHAPTER 10. Conservative management of anterior knee pain: the McConnell program. CHAPTER 11. Squeletal malalignment and anterior knee pain. Rationale, diagnosis and management. CHAPTER 12. Treatment of symptomatic deep cartilage defects of the patella and trochlea with and without patellofemoral malalignment. Basic science and treatment CHAPTER 13. Autologous periosteum transplantation to treat full thickness patellar cartilage defects associated with severe anterior knee-pain. CHAPTER 14. Patella plica syndrome CHAPTER 15. Patellar tendinopathy: Where does the pain come from? CHAPTER 16. Patellar tendinopathy: The science behind treatment. CHAPTER 17. Prevention of anterior knee pain after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. CHAPTER 18. Lysis of pretibial patellar tendon adhesions (Anterior Interval Release)to treat anterior knee pain after ACL reconstruction. CHAPTER 19. Donor-site morbidity after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using autografts. Clinical, radiographical, histological and ultrastructural aspects. SECTION II CLINICAL CASES COMMENTED CHAPTER 20. Complicated cases studies. CHAPTER 21. Failure of patellofemoral surgery. Analysis of clinical cases. CHAPTER 22. Arthrofibrosis and patella infera. CHAPTER 23. Neuromatous knee pain : Evaluation and management