Despite numerous studies, a lack of consensus still exists over many aspects of patellofemoral pain, instability, and arthritis. This book adopts an evidence-based approach to assess each of these topics in depth. The book reviews general features of clinical examination and global evaluation techniques including the use of different imaging methods, e.g. x-rays, CT, MRI, stress x-rays, and bone scan. Various conservative and surgical treatment approaches for each of the three presentations - pain, instability, and arthritis - are then explained and assessed. Postoperative management and options in the event of failed surgery are also evaluated. Throughout, careful attention is paid to the literature in an attempt to establish the level of evidence for the efficacy of each imaging and treatment method. It is hoped that this book will serve as an informative guide for the practitioner when confronted with disorders of the patellofemoral joint. TOC:From the contents: Pathophysiology of anterior knee pain.- Pathophysiology of lateral patellofemoral dislocations.- Natural history of lateral patellofemoral dislocations.- Clinical Presentation of Patellofemoral Disorders.- Clinical examination of the patellofemoral patient.- Standard x-ray examination: patellofemoral disorders.- Patellar height: which index?- Stress Radiographs in the Diagnosis of Patellofemoral Instability.- CT scan evaluation: patellofemoral disorders.- MRI analysis of patella instability factors.- MRI of the Patellofemoral Articular Cartilage.- Patellofemoral pain syndrome : The value of pinhole and SPECT scintigraphic imaging and quantitative measurements of bone mineral equivalent density with quantitative computed tomography.- Gait analysis in patients with patella femoral.- Iatrogenic anterior knee pain with special emphasis on the clinical, radiographical, histological, ultra structural and biochemical aspects after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction using ipsilateral autografts.- Non-operative treatment of patellofemoral pain: Role of physical therapy.- Lateral Release of the lateral patellar retinaculum: literature review for select patellofemoral disorders.