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Our fatal pulmonary embolism, infection, patellofemoral instability complication rates are better than the literature rate.
Order plain radiography for all patients with patellofemoral instability to assess for osseous trauma/deformity; consider magnetic resonance imaging if you suspect significant soft tissue damage or the patient does not respond to conservative therapy.
The Q angle in females (15[degrees] to 20[degrees]) is typically larger than that of males (8[degrees] to 15[degrees]), which may help explain why patellofemoral instability is more common in females.
Pathogenesis of anterior knee pain syndrome and functional patellofemoral instability in the active young.