TOTBİD Dergisi

TOTBİD Dergisi

2012, Cilt 11, Sayı, 4     (Sayfalar: 294-301)

Radiology and tomography of the patellofemoral joint

Halit Pınar 1

1 Dokuz Eylül Üniversitesi Tıp Fakültesi Ortopedi ve Travmatoloji Anabilim Dalı, İzmir

DOI: 10.5606/totbid.dergisi.2012.41
Görüntüleme: 308
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İndirme : 1006

Patellofemoral complications can be diagnosed by a detailed history and physical examination in most of the cases. Following the clinical evaluation, anteroposterior, lateral and patellar-axial X-rays should be ordered initially. Radiographs are usually negative in patients with isolated patellofemoral pain. An osseous lesion which is responsible for pain may be seen in a few number of cases. Lateral and axial radiographs particularly show important findings for patella alta, trochlear dysplasia, patellar lateralization and tilt which play an important role in patellofemoral instability. Axial computed tomographic sections allow more clear images for measurements. In addition, lateralization of the tibial tubercle can be measured.

Anahtar Kelimeler : Computed tomography; direct X-ray; patellofemoral joint