Book Chapter

The Nonoperative Treatment of Patellofemoral Arthritis

Ronald Grelsamer, Jenny McConnell

PATELLOFEMORAL PAIN, INSTABILITY, AND ARTHRITIS: CLINICAL PRESENTATION, IMAGING, AND TREATMENT | SPRINGER | Published : 2010

Abstract

The nonoperative treatment of patellofemoral arthritis is a cross between the nonoperative treatment of knee arthritis and the nonoperative treatment of conditions that produce patellar pain, such as a tight lateral reti-naculum, VMO dysplasia, core deficiency, and the like. Treatment options include activity modification, anti-inflammatory medications/analgesics, bracing, physical therapy, steroid injections, viscosupplementation, weight control, water exercises, and, possibly, nutritional sup-plements. © 2010 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.

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