About this book
- Focused text with many illustrations and photographs
- Takes into account sport-specific concerns of athletes
- Discusses athletes of every level and age
Patellofemoral disorders are extremely prevalent in athletes and can lead to chronic pain, instability, weakness, and inconsistent or poor athletic performance. These disorders are difficult to diagnose and treatment options are assorted, and may be sport-specific and can vary depending upon the time during the sports season when the symptoms occur. Treatment also varies depending on the age of the patient and their competition level. The Patellofemoral Joint in the Athlete provides an extensive review of the physical examination, radiographic evaluation, differential diagnoses, and treatment options of common patellofemoral disorders, including patellar chondrosis, pain, and instability. The contributors are nationally recognized experts from many fields that encounter athletes. Appropriate for orthopedists, sports medicine physicians, rehabilitation physicians and physical therapists, this book is a comprehensive guide to the unique and sport-specific concerns of athletes (of all levels) with regard to the patellofemoral joint.
Table of contents
Anatomy.- Physical examination.- Radiographic imaging.- Non-operative treatment (rehabilitation, bracing, taping techniques.- Instability (soft tissue techniques, bony procedures).- Cartilage disorders (isolated defects, degenerative disease.- Sport-specific considerations.- The immature athlete.