Author(s): SanchisAlfonso V, Merchant AC, SanchisAlfonso V, Merchant AC, SanchisAlfonso V, Merchant AC, SanchisAlfonso V, Merchant AC
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Abstract Iatrogenic medial patellar instability is a specific condition that frequently causes incapacitating anterior knee pain, severe disability, and serious psychological problems. The diagnosis should be suspected in a patient who has undergone previous patellar realignment surgery that has made the pain worse. The diagnosis can be established by physical examination and simple therapeutic tests (e.g., "reverse" McConnell taping) and confirmed by imaging techniques. This iatrogenic condition should no longer exist and could almost be eliminated by avoiding over-release of the lateral retinaculum. Copyright © 2015 Arthroscopy Association of North America. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
This article was published in Arthroscopy
and referenced in Journal of Biomedical Engineering and Medical Devices