patellofemoral joint


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pa·tel·lo·fem·or·al joint

(pă-tel'ō-fem'ŏr-ăl joynt)
The sliding articulation between the patella and the distal femur.
See also: knee complex

patellofemoral joint

; PFJ cartilaginous joint between deep aspect of patella and anterior inferior aspect of femur and anterior superior aspect of tibia
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When performing activities, such as stair climbing or rising from a chair, the force across the patellofemoral joint increases exponentially with weight.
However, selecting the proper exercises requires an understanding of patellofemoral joint biomechanics.
Treatment was initiated with the goal of reducing the tension in the thigh and restoring proper congruency to the patellofemoral joint.
Upon dividing the patients into three levels of strength for each gender, the investigators found that men and women with the greatest quadriceps strength were 60% less likely to lose cartilage in the lateral aspect of the patellofemoral joint after 30 months than were those with the least strength.
Upon dividing the patients into three levels of strength for each gender, the investigators found that men and women who had the greatest quadriceps strength were 60% less likely to lose cartilage in the lateral aspect of the patellofemoral joint after 30 months than were those who had the least strength.
Patellofemoral pain is associated with activities that load the patellofemoral joint, such as stair climbing, squatting, running and kneeling.
The iDuo G2 provides physicians and patients with significant key benefits including an engineered patellofemoral joint to correct deformity, a wear optimized implant design, and improved surgical instrumentation and iView[TM] planning images for an efficient surgical technique.
Considering its intimate anatomic relationship with patellofemoral joint, we believe that it stands a chance to be associated with the occurrence of patellofemoral osteoarthritis.
There is limited data on osteochondral allografting in the patellofemoral joint.
The eccentric isotonic exercises constitute a vital part in the muscular strengthening program as a weakness of the muscles in the eccentric phase could increment reactional forces in the patellofemoral joint.
The majority of these involve the patellofemoral joint.
Radiographic patterns of knee osteoarthritis in the community: the importance of the patellofemoral joint.