Treating Patellofemoral Dislocation

Patellofemoral dislocation accounts for fewer than 3% of knee injuries seen by most orthopedic surgeons. Evaluating patellofemoral dislocation and determining whether surgical or non-surgical management is the best treatment for a particular patient is difficult due to anatomical complexity and challenges in determining the cause of the instability.

Effective Treatment for Degenerative Meniscus Tears

Degenerative meniscus tears are the most common reason for knee arthroscopy, yet whether these tears benefit from surgery is controversial, according to an evidence-based, expert consensus statement on the treatment of degenerative meniscus tear published in Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic & Related Surgery (February 2020).1 K. Donald Shelbourne, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Shelbourne Knee Center, was one of 20 international experts who provided input on the consensus statement.

Bilateral TKA: The Right Option for Some Patients

While many orthopedic surgeons no longer perform bilateral total knee arthroplasty (TKA), for some patients the procedure is appropriate and beneficial. “Some patients are too anxious or too busy to go through TKA twice. They want to get it over with and move on with their lives,” says Rodney Benner, MD, an orthopedic surgeon at Shelbourne Knee Center.

Chronic Vs. Acute ACL Tears: Impact of Surgical Timing on Quadriceps Strength

Quadriceps strength plays a large role in returning patients to pre-injury function after an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Yet little was known about the impact of surgical timing on strength.

“We wanted to be able to tell patients what to expect in terms of preoperative quadriceps strength and the progression of quadriceps strength postoperatively based on whether they have an acute or chronic ACL tear,” says Rachel Slaven, PT, DPT, a physical therapist at Shelbourne Knee Center.