This state-of-the-art book provides a comprehensive overview of the most common patellofemoral joint problems. Utilizing the latest evidence, Disorders of the Patellofemoral Joint guides readers through prevention, diagnosis and treatment for both adult and paediatric patients. After discussing clinical examination and diagnosis, it explores topics such as acute and recurrent dislocation of the patella, cartilage defects of the joint, patellofemoral instability and patellofemoral osteoarthritis. Disorders of the Patellofemoral Joint also features a chapter on conservative strategies, including physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Research is moving quickly in this field, and as such there is a growing need for consensus documents: written by leading experts, Disorders of the Patellofemoral Joint is a valuable resource for orthopaedic surgeons, knee specialists and sports medicine ones, and is also of great interest to physiatrists, physical therapists and all healthcare workers involved in the care of these patients.
About the Author
E. Carlos Rodríguez-Merchán is a Specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon who currently works at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, La Paz University Hospital, Madrid, Spain. Dr. Rodríguez-Merchán graduated in Medicine and Surgery in 1974 from Complutense University, Madrid and subsequently gained his PhD in Medicine and Surgery. He is a former Associate Professor of Orthopedics at the Autonomous University of Madrid. Dr. Rodríguez-Merchán is the author of about 250 articles in peer-reviewed PubMed-cited journals and ten books.
Alexander D. Liddle is the National Institute of Health Research Clinical Lecturer at the UCL institute of Orthopedics and Musculoskeletal Sciences, Royal National Orthopedic Hospital (RNOH), Stanmore, UK. He qualified from Imperial College London School of Medicine in 2004 and undertook surgical training in orthopedic and trauma surgery at the Imperial College hospitals and at the RNOH. He completed a DPhil at the University of Oxford in 2014 with a thesis on failure mechanisms of unicompartmental knee replacement. He has published widely in the major orthopedic journals and in general medical journals, including the Lancet.