TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2022, Cilt 21, Sayı, 4     (Sayfalar: 349-356)

The effect of lower extremity alignment on the extensor mechanism and biomechanics of the patellofemoral joint

Mahmut Enes Kayaalp 1, Mehmet Süleyman Abul 1

1 İstanbul Kartal Dr. Lütfi Kırdar Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Kliniği, İstanbul

DOI: 10.5578/totbid.dergisi.2022.48
Görüntüleme: 284
İndirme : 170

Patellofemoral joint (PFJ) should be examined in all three planes; it is a complex anatomical structure regulated by the interplay of bony structure, soft tissue constraints and muscle activities. As the alignment of the patella is affected by the alignment of the lower extremities, the load distribution on the patellofemoral joint also correlates with the alignment in all three planes. For the patellofemoral joint, for which many parameters have historically been suggested on the static evaluation, dynamic and weight-bearing evaluations are currently prominent. In addition, the wide variations in alignment-related parameters between healthy and sick individuals are attributed not only to individual anatomical variations, but also to the low standardization of imaging methods. Meanwhile, the effects of current concepts such as dynamic valgus and soft tissue alignment on PFE are also discussed.

Anahtar Kelimeler : patellofemoral joint; lower limb alignment; patellar alignment