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SymposiumOperative Treatment of Patellofemoral Arthritis*
Khaled J. Saleh, MD, MSc, FRCS(C)1; Elizabeth A. Arendt, MD2; Jonathan Eldridge, MD, FRCS(Orth)3; John P. Fulkerson, MD4; Tom Minas, MD, MS5; Kevin J. Mulhall, MD, MCh, FRCS(Tr and Orth)1
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Virginia, 400 Ray C. Hunt Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22903. E-mail address for K.J. Saleh: saleh@virginia.edu
2 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2450 Riverside Avenue, Suite R200, Minneapolis, MN 55454
3 Jonathan Webb Clinic, BUPA Hospital Bristol, Redland Hill, Durdham Down, Clifton, Bristol, Avon BS6 6UT, United Kingdom
4 Orthopedic Associates of Hartford and University of Connecticut Medical School, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030
5 Cartilage Repair Center, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 850 Boylston Street, Suite 112, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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In support of their research or preparation of this manuscript, one or more of the authors received grants or outside funding from Stryker Orthopaedics. In addition, one or more of the authors received payments or other benefits or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from a commercial entity (Genzyme Biosurgery and Stryker Orthopaedics). Also, a commercial entity (Stryker Orthopaedics) paid or directed, or agreed to pay or direct, benefits to a research fund, foundation, educational institution, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which the authors are affiliated or associated.
Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Orthopaedic Association, Boston, Massachusetts, June 26, 2004.

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Incorporated
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2005 Mar 01;87(3):659-671. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.D.03035
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Arthritis of the patellofemoral joint is typically an extremely debilitating condition and is relatively common. Arthritic changes have been found radiographically in the patellofemoral compartment in isolation in 13.6% to 24% of women and in 11% to 15.4% of men in two studies of subjects who were more than fifty-five and sixty years old, respectively1,2. When only patients with symptomatic osteoarthritis of the knee were considered, the prevalence of isolated patellofemoral disease (in patients over fifty-five years old) ranged from 5% to 8%2,3. In a cadaver study of 100 individuals who were more than sixty-five years old at the time of death, 79% had evidence of patellofemoral osteoarthritis, although it was not in isolation4.
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