The Patellofemoral Joint

Posted On 2018-09-13 09:22:24

Guest editors

Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, MD, PhD (Left)
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hospital Arnau de Vilanova, Valencia, Spain

Scott F. Dye, MD (Right)
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA

This focused issue in Annals of Joint on patellofemoral joint aims to change the majority of orthopaedic surgeons and physical therapists’ perception of the pathology of anterior knee pain (AKP). The high incidence and prevalence of AKP along with the poor long-term prognosis and high disability levels have turned the pathologic condition of AKP into an urgent research priority.


Anterior knee pain: so common a symptom, so misunderstood

Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Scott F. Dye


Review Article

An overview of patellofemoral pain—from a tissue homeostasis perspective

Scott F. Dye, Christopher C. Dye


Evaluation of anterior knee pain patient: clinical and radiological assessment including psychological factors

Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Javier Coloma-Saiz, María Herrero-Herrero, Josep Prades-Piñón, Cristina Ramírez-Fuentes


Anterior knee pain subgroups: the first step towards a personalized treatment

James Selfe, Jessie Janssen, Benjamin Drew, Paola Dey


The current management of patients with patellofemoral pain from the physical therapist’s perspective

Jacob John Capin, Lynn Snyder-Mackler


“Conservative” surgical treatment for anterior knee pain

William R. Post


The power of transverse plane limb mal-alignment in the genesis of anterior knee pain—clinical relevance

Robert A. Teitge


Does the patellofemoral joint need articular cartilage?—clinical relevance

Lars Blønd


Chondral and osteochondral lesions in the patellofemoral joint: when and how to manage

Seth L. Sherman, Dimitri M. Thomas, Jack Farr II


Treating complications of operative management for patellofemoral pain

Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso


Evaluation of the patient with patellar instability

Najeeb Khan, Robert Stewart, Donald C. Fithian


Acute dislocation of the patella: should these patients be operated on more often?

Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Erik Montesinos-Berry


Patella instability in the skeletally immature patient: pearls for surgical treatment

Jack Andrish


The series “The Patellofemoral Joint” was commissioned by the editorial office, Annals of Joint without any sponsorship or funding. Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso and Scott F. Dye served as the unpaid Guest Editors for the series.