Conference Preview: Patellar Instability in the Young Female and PF Disease in Women

Demetris Delos, MDwill address Patellar Instability in the Young Female and PF Disease in Women at the 6th

Demetris Delos, MD

Demetris Delos, MD

Annual ONSF Medical Education Conference on Saturday, November 8th. Orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, radiologists, sports medicine specialists, physiatrists and physical therapists will present topics related to treatment of musculoskeletal issues unique to females. 

“This presentation will discuss the anatomic reasons that predispose women to episodes of patellar (kneecap) instability (partial or complete dislocation) as well as patellofemoral disease (pain the front of the knee, arthritis etc.)

It will discuss the difference between an unstable patella and a painful one. Though the two may coexist, they typically represent two distinct pathologies that are treated in vastly different ways.

Most patients with patellar instability or patellofemoral pain are successfully treated without surgery. We will review non-operative measures such as rehabilitation, bracing, injections and medications that can improve symptoms in depth. Surgical management involving soft tissue and/or bony procedures will also be discussed for patients who do not achieve the results they desire with non-operative measures.”

The 6th Annual ONSF Medical Education Conference will focus on treatment of musculoskeletal issues unique to females. Keynote speaker Joan Lunden, renowned author, journalist and TV host, will share her perspectives on women’s health.