Surgical treatment of patella instability has two approaches. One is that anatomic alignment is the most important factor(s) and all elements of malalignment must be corrected. The other viewpoint is a softer approach that recognizes the importance of a soft tissue restraint to lateral patella translation: to stabilize or recreate this restraint can be sufficient in many cases with bony (mal)alignment left uncorrected.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Patellofemoral Pain, Instability, and Arthritis|
|Subtitle of host publication||Clinical Presentation, Imaging, and Treatment|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||5|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2010|