Dr. Incavo and Colleagues Continue to Contribute to Joint Replacement Research and Literature with Significant Findings
A case on a patellofemoral arthroplasty complication reported by Dr. Incavo and colleagues was recently published in the peer-reviewed Texas Orthopaedic Journal.
The article, Avascular Necrosis of the Patella Following Patellofemoral Arthroplasty, reports on an uncommon case of avascular necrosis of the patella following patellofemoral arthroplasty.
The case involves a 65-year-old woman who presented to the orthopedic clinic with longstanding bilateral knee pain localized to the anterior aspect of her knees. The pain was moderate to severe and worsened with prolonged standing and going up and down stairs. She denied any feeling of instability, catching, or locking. Prior treatments included injections, physical therapy, activity modification, and anti-inflammatory medications. She received minimal symptomatic relief with these treatment modalities.