Eur J Radiol 2019 Apr 31;113:32-38. Epub 2019 Jan 31.
La Trobe Sport & Exercise Medicine Research Centre, La Trobe University, Bundoora, Australia; Institute of Anatomy, Paracelsus Medical University Salzburg & Nuremburg, Salzburg, Austria. Electronic address:
Purpose: We described patellofemoral alignment and trochlear morphology at one and five years after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACLR), and evaluated the associations between alignment and trochlear morphology (at one year) and worsening patellofemoral osteoarthritis (OA) features by five years. We also evaluated the associations between alignment and morphology to self-reported pain and function (Knee injury and Osteoarthritis Outcome Score, KOOS) at five years.
Materials And Methods: In this longitudinal observational study, we followed 73 participants (mean age 29 years, 40% women) from one- to five-years after ACLR. Read More