Patellofemoral replacement /

Reemplazo patelofemoral

Patellofemoral replacement

the third compartment

  1. A. A. Hofmann, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon1;
  2. J. F. Shaeffer, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon1;
  3. J. B. McCandless, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon1; and
  4. T. H. Magee, MD, Orthopaedic Surgeon1
+ Author Affiliations
  1. 1Hofmann Arthritis Institute, 24 South 1100 East, Suite 101, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102, USA.
  1. Correspondence should be sent to A. A. Hofmann;


La artritis patelofemoral aislada es una condición común y hay diferentes opiniones sobre los tratamientos más eficaces. No quirúrgico y tratamientos operatorios no han podido demostrar un tratamiento eficaz a largo plazo para aquellos en una etapa avanzada de la enfermedad. Los diseños más nuevos y el aumento de la tecnología en el reemplazo patelofemoral (PFR) han producido resultados más consistentes. Esto ha llevado a un renovado entusiasmo por este procedimiento. Reciente prótesis PFR han abordado las cuestiones mal encarrilamiento rotuliano asolan algunos de los diseños más antiguos. Los resultados a corto plazo con las prótesis actuales y las nuevas tecnologías se describen aquí.


Isolated patellofemoral arthritis is a common condition and there are varying opinions on the most effective treatments. Non-operative and operative treatments have failed to demonstrate effective long-term treatment for those in an advanced stage of the condition. Newer designs and increased technology in patellofemoral replacement (PFR) have produced more consistent outcomes. This has led to a renewed enthusiasm for this procedure. Newer PFR prostheses have addressed the patellar maltracking issues plaguing some of the older designs. Short-term results with contemporary prostheses and new technology are described here.
Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2013;95-B, Supple A:124–8.


  • No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.
    This paper is based on a study which was presented at the 29th Annual Winter 2012 Current Concepts in Joint Replacement® meeting held in Orlando, Florida, 12th – 15th December.
  • Received September 7, 2013.
  • Accepted September 8, 2013.
  • ©2013 The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery

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