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Controversies and Techniques in the Surgical Management of Patellofemoral Arthritis
William M. Mihalko, MD, PhD1; Yaw Boachie-Adjei, MD1; Jeffrey T. Spang, MD2; John P. Fulkerson, MD3; Elizabeth A. Arendt, MD4; Khaled J. Saleh, MD, MSc(Epid), FRCSC1
1 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery (W.M.M. and Y.B.-A.), Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (W.M.M.), and Division of Adult Reconstruction (K.J.S.), University of Virginia, P.O. Box 800159, Charlottesville, VA 22908-0159. E-mail address for W.M. Mihalko: wmm4n@virginia.edu. E-mail address for Y. Boachie-Adjei: Boachie@virginia.edu. E-mail address for K.J. Saleh: saleh@virginia.edu
2 University of Connecticut Health Center, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030
3 Orthopaedic Associates, 499 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06032
4 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Minnesota, 2450 Riverside Avenue South, Suite 200, Minneapolis, MN 55454
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Disclosure: In support of their research for or preparation of this work, one or more of the authors received, in any one year, outside funding or grants in excess of $10,000 from Stryker Orthopaedics. One or more of the authors or a member of his or her immediate family received, in any one year, payments or other benefits in excess of $10,000 or a commitment or agreement to provide such benefits from commercial entities (Stryker Orthopaedics and Smith and Nephew). Also, commercial entities (Stryker Orthopaedics and Smith and Nephew) paid or directed in any one year, or agreed to pay or direct, benefits in excess of $10,000 to a research fund, foundation, division, center, clinical practice, or other charitable or nonprofit organization with which one or more of the authors, or a member of his or her immediate family, is affiliated or associated.
An Instructional Course Lecture, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 2007 Dec 01;89(12):2788-2802
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The patellofemoral joint is a complex articulation that remains a relatively uncommon topic in the orthopaedic literature. Most studies have been of cadavers, and there have been very few in vivo or clinical measurements1. The relative lack of interest in the patellofemoral joint is surprising given the fact that patellofemoral symptoms are relatively common and can be extremely debilitating.
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