Idiopathic Osteonecrosis of the Patella: An Unusual Cause of Pain in the Knee
JOURNAL OF BONE AND JOINT SURGERY 1990
We are reporting the case of a patient who had idiopathic osteonecrosis of the patella. To our knowledge, this is the first such report.
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Robert LaPrade, MD, PhD
has specialized skills and expertise in diagnosing and treating complicated knee injuries. He has treated athletes at all levels, including Olympic, professional and intercollegiate athletes, and has returned numerous athletes back to full participation after surgeries. Recognized globally for his outstanding and efficient surgical skills and dedication to sports medicine, he has received many research awards, including the OREF Clinic Research Award considered by many a Nobel Prize in orthopedics. Dr. LaPrade is one of the most published investigators
in his field, and many of the surgeries that he has developed are now performed worldwide and recognized as the “gold standard” for the treatment of complex knee injuries.