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Knee Injury | Patellofemoral Replacement | Orthopaedics SA

Patellofemoral Replacement/Stabilisation

Orthopaedics SA’s Adelaide-based orthopaedic clinic is committed to providing high-quality care and treatment for patients with knee joint conditions, including patellofemoral problems.

The patella (kneecap) and the femur (thigh bone) meet at the knee joint. When problems arise in this area, it can cause pain, swelling, stiffness, and instability. Activities that involve bending the knee, such as running, jumping, and climbing stairs, can exacerbate these symptoms.

If you are experiencing these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention promptly. The earlier a patellofemoral problem is diagnosed, the more treatment options are available.

To diagnose a patellofemoral problem, your doctor will perform a physical examination and may order imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI, or CT scans. In some cases, arthroscopy, a minimally invasive procedure that allows the doctor to look inside the knee joint, may be necessary.

The treatment of patellofemoral problems depends on the severity of the condition. Non-surgical treatment options may include rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE), physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and bracing.  If non-surgical treatments fail to relieve the symptoms, surgery may be necessary.

Orthopaedics SA offers several surgical options for patellofemoral problems, including patellofemoral replacement and stabilisation.

Patellofemoral replacement involves the removal of the patella and the affected portion of the femur and replacing them with a prosthetic implant. This procedure is typically used to treat severe cases of patellofemoral osteoarthritis.

Patellofemoral stabilisation involves reshaping the patella and the femur to improve the alignment and stability of the knee joint. This procedure is typically used to treat instability or malalignment of the patella.

Rehabilitation after surgery involves physical therapy to restore the range of motion, strength, and function of the knee joint.

At Orthopaedics SA, our team of highly trained orthopaedic surgeons and healthcare professionals are committed to providing the best possible care for our patients. We use the latest techniques and technology to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients undergoing patellofemoral replacement or stabilisation surgery.

We understand that undergoing surgery can be a daunting experience, and we are committed to supporting our patients throughout the entire process, from pre-operative assessment to post-operative rehabilitation.

If you are experiencing knee pain, swelling, stiffness, or instability, contact Orthopaedics SA to schedule an appointment with one of our orthopaedic specialists. We will work with you to diagnose your condition and develop a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

Don’t let knee pain hold you back. Contact us today to get started on your journey to recovery.

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