Surgical treatment of patellar instability in skeletally immature athletes

J. Lee Pace, William L. Hennrikus, Mininder S. Kocher

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Patellar instability in skeletally immature patients presents a unique set of issues. These patients often represent the most active age group and conservative management is unpredictable. The presence of open physes creates challenges when discussing surgical management. While there is little research behind treatment options, procedures exist that are friendly to the growth plates and it appears as though more conventional reconstruction options can safely recreate an anatomically placed medial patellofemoral ligament.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Patellofemoral Joint in the Athlete
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9781461441571
ISBN (Print)9781461441564
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine(all)


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