openPR Logo
Press release

Treatment of Patellofemoral Problems

09-04-2018 10:02 AM CET | Health & Medicine

Press release from: Phoenix Shoulder & Knee

The first line of treatment of patellofemoral problems focuses on reducing the inflammation in the knee. This can be achieved with rest and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAIDs) like Ibuprofen. Physical therapy may be advised for patients in the early stages of treatment. The therapy therapist may involves icing, massage, and/or ultrasound to prevent pain and swelling. Your surgeon or physical therapist may also recommend orthopedic bracing or taping for your kneecap (patella) to correct the alignment of the kneecap. This alone may prove sufficient to improve your flexibility, strength and muscle balance. If these conservative or non-invasive measures fail to relieve your pain or improve your condition, minimally invasive surgery or arthroscopy may be recommended.

Arthroscopy is an accurate way to determine the extent of damage, degeneration or wear and tear on the articular cartilage surfaces. During the surgery, if your surgeon determines that there are areas of articular cartilage that are rough, s/he may make the surface smooth using a procedure known as shaving the patella.

In advanced cases of patellofemoral problems, surgical repair may be used to restore damage to the articular cartilage. The type of surgery depends on the size, type, and location of the damage.

A procedure known as lateral release can help in treating patellofemoral problems. Lateral release refers to cutting the tight ligaments on the outside (lateral side) of the kneecap to allow the patella to slide more toward the center of the femoral (thigh bone) groove. Such surgery may be suggested if your patellofemoral problems are the result of misalignment. After the surgery, as the ligaments heal, the resulting scar tissue fills the gap left by the surgery. As a result, the quadriceps mechanism becomes balanced and the pressure on the articular cartilage behind the kneecap gets equalized.

In some cases, the tendons on the inside edge or the medial side of the knee may also have to be tightened. In severe cases, the treatment of patellofemoral problems may need realignment of the bones. The surgeon will remove some part of the bone where the patellar tendon attaches on the tibia, followed by reattaching the tendon on the tibia closer to the other knee with the help of screws.

After surgery, physical therapy, that includes stretching and strengthening exercises, will be prescribed to regain muscle balance and help in the patellofemoral surgery recovery. Your exercises may be part of a formal physical therapy routine to correct any muscle imbalances.

Dr. Adam Farber at Phoenix Shoulder and Knee clinic in Phoenix, AZ is a skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeon who specializes in all types of orthopedic treatments.

To learn more or to consult one of the best orthopedic doctors in Phoenix, AZ, call Phoenix Shoulder and Knee at 480-219-3342.

Phoenix Shoulder & Knee
1215 W Rio Salado Parkway
Suite 105, Tempe, AZ 85281

This release was published on openPR.

Permanent link to this press release:

Please set a link in the press area of your homepage to this press release on openPR. openPR disclaims liability for any content contained in this release.

You can edit or delete your press release Treatment of Patellofemoral Problems here

News-ID: 1217145 • Views:

More Releases from Phoenix Shoulder & Knee

Preventing and Repairing Rotator Cuff Tears
Rotator cuff tears are a common cause of shoulder pain. The most common type of rotator cuff tear involves failure of the tendon to attach to the tuberosity. This usually occurs near the bicep tendon, or the supraspinatus tendon. Pain resulting from a rotator cuff tear can be felt over the outside of the shoulder and upper arm. Patients may find it difficult to raise the injured arm above the
Meniscal Tears in the Knee
Meniscal tears are a common knee injury and can occur in any age group. Treatment for a meniscal tear will depend upon the age and needs of the patient, whether arthritis is present, and the orientation of the tear. Knee and the Meniscus The meniscus is a C-shaped structure made of fibrocartilage. It lies between the thigh bone (femur) and shin bone (tibia). The menisci are fixed to the femur, tibia, and
Difference between an ACL Tear and MCL Tear
Knee injuries are very common among athletes and individuals with an active lifestyle. One of the most common sports injuries to the knee are tears in the ACL or the MCL. The knee is a complicated joint. A number of muscles, bones and ligaments, along with the joint, work together to help you move. However, a tear in the ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) or MCL (Medial Collateral Ligament) can restrict
Shoulder Dislocation Symptoms and Treatment
Shoulder dislocation is a common shoulder injury that causes severe painful and limited movement. This injury is common in athletes and may also result from a fall or other trauma to the joint. Since the shoulder is the body’s most mobile joint, it is at risk to dislocate easily, especially as a repeat injury. There are two different types of shoulder dislocation – • A partial dislocation, or subluxation, occurs when the top

All 5 Releases

More Releases for NSAIDs

Increasing Prevalence Of Arthritis Causing Disability Drives The Global Nsaids A …
The research report "NSAIDs API Market: By Molecule Type (Ibuprofen, Aspirin, Paracetmol, Diclofenac, and Others), By Formulation (Tablets, Capsules. Suspension, Topical Presentations, and Others), and Geography-Global/Region/Country Forecast to 2028." The global NSAIDs API market poised to grow at significant CAGR rate of X% over 2022-2028. View the detailed report description here - Growing geriatric population is impelling the Global NSAIDs API Market: NSAIDs refer to
Global Veterinary NSAIDs Market - Forecasts to 2027
According to a new market research report published by Global Market Estimates, the Global Veterinary Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs (NSAIDs) Market is projected to grow at a CAGR value of 7.5% from 2022 and 2027. The growing demand for veterinary services, increased focus on companion animal health, growing pet adoptions, and stringent regulations on pet ownership have increased the demand for non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH, Dechra Pharmaceuticals PLC, Elanco
NSAIDs Drug Global Industry Report - History, Present and Future 2018
GET SAMPLE REPORT @ The global market size of NSAIDs Drug is $XX million in 2017 with XX CAGR from 2013 to 2017, and it is expected to reach $XX million by the end of 2023 with a CAGR of XX% from 2018 to 2023. There are 3 key segments covered in this report: geography segment, end use/application segment and competitor segment. For geography segment, regional supply, application-wise and type-wise demand,
NSAIDs Drug Sales Market – Global Industry Size, Share, Analysis, Trend & Fore …
In this report, the global NSAIDs Drug market is valued at USD XX million in 2017 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2017 and 2025. Geographically, this report split global into several key Regions, with sales K Units, revenue Million USD, market share and growth rate of NSAIDs Drug for these regions, from 2013- to 2025 forecast,
EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) NSAIDs Market Report 2017
MarketResearchReports.Biz presents this most up-to-date research on "EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) NSAIDs Market Report 2017" Description In this report, the EMEA NSAIDs market is valued at USD XX million in 2016 and is expected to reach USD XX million by the end of 2022, growing at a CAGR of XX% between 2016 and 2022. Geographically, this report split EMEA into Europe, the Middle East and Africa, With sales (K MT), revenue
Global NSAIDs Sales Market Report 2017
This report studies sales (consumption) of NSAIDs in Global market, especially in United States, China, Europe and Japan, focuses on top players in these regions/countries, with sales, price, revenue and market share for each player in these regions, covering Bayer (DE) Novacap (FR) Abbott Pfizer Inc Geri-Care Pharmaceuticals Perrigo Company Kopran Ltd. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd GlaxoSmithKline Reddy Pharmaceuticals Ltd Johnson & Johnson Request for Sample of Premium Research Report @ Market Segment by Regions, this report splits