TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2012, Cilt 11, Sayı, 4     (Sayfalar: 290-293)

Clinical examination of patellofemoral joint

Özal Özcan 1

1 Afyon Kocatepe Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, Afyonkarahisar

DOI: 10.5606/totbid.dergisi.2012.40
Görüntüleme: 513
İndirme : 982

Patellofemoral joint is an integral part of the knee joint, which cannot be properly examined during clinical examination of the knee joint, but involves many clinically important problems. The patient should be examined during gait and in the standing, supine and prone body position. The joint facet, retinaculum, quadriceps, patellar tendon and joint alignment should be always evaluated. It should be kept in mind that patellofemoral joint disease may develop in the presence of genu varus and valgus, as well as recurvation and procurvation. The Q angle, dynamic patellar shifting, patellar crepitation, popping senseation, hypermobility and subluxation should be also evaluated and it should be considered that examination of knee joint involves a complete process.

Anahtar Kelimeler : Patellofemoral examination; patellofemoral joint, Q angle