When patellofemoral malalignment stems from muscle or tendon weakness, conservative therapies may be sufficient in alleviating symptoms. Participation in a physical rehabilitation program with a specific focus on strengthening the quadriceps muscles, especially the vastus medialis muscle is highly encouraged. However, conservative therapies are not an ideal treatment option for patients with a history of recurrent patellar displacement.
When a patient reports a history of recurrent patellar displacement, surgical intervention provides the best outcome for realigning the patellofemoral compartment. Dr. Matthew T. Provencher, orthopedic knee doctor, treats patients in Vail, Aspen, Colorado Springs, and the Denver, Colorado area who have experienced patellofemoral malalignment and are in need of surgical repair.