Patellofemoral Disease

University of Minnesota Physicians orthopaedic specialists at University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview provide evaluation and treatment for a variety of orthopaedic problems including the most complex — patellofemoral, or anterior knee, issues. Our team offers expertise in addressing diseases such as patellofemoral instability, patellofemoral arthritis and patellofemoral maltracking. As a leader in orthopaedic care, we are a destination for patients around the Midwest and the country.


  • Ranked among the top 50hospitals in the nation in orthopaedics by U.S. News & World Report
  • Specialized practice in patellofemoral disorders and other focused female musculoskeletal disorders
  • Unique imaging process maximizes assessment of patellofemoral joint
  • Center for Magnetic Resonance Imaging allows for biochemical, as well as anatomical, imaging
  • Multidisciplinary approach leads to best-possible outcomes


  • International invited speaker on patellofemoral disorders
  • Keynote speaker at European Society for Sports, Knee and Arthroscopy concerning Patellofemoral Instability (2010
  • Board member of the Patellofemoral Foundation
  • Published articles (54) and book chapters (22) on patellofemoral disorders
  • Clinical trials as appropriate and available. Ongoing prospective clinical outcomes trial.


Central Scheduling: 612.672.7422

Provider Referrals: 612.672.7000

Administrative Offices: 612.884.0600

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