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Patellofemoral disorders

Patellofemoral disorders refers to pain under and around your kneecap which may be associated with certain conditions affecting the knee and patella. It is a common complaint among athletes who do a lot of running and jumping and is also referred to as runner’s knee.

Adam B. Yanke, M.D., Ph.D
Adam B. Yanke, M.D., Ph.D
Co-Director of the Cartilage Restoration Center

Sports medicine, Knee, Shoulder, Cartilage Restoration, orthopedic surgeon

Monica Kogan, M.D.
Monica Kogan, M.D.
Associate Professor

Fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery

  • Patellar
    patellar Dislocations

    Patellar dislocation occurs when the patella moves out of the patellofemoral groove, (trochlea) onto the bony head of the femur.

  • Lateral Patellar
    Lateral Patellar
    Lateral Patellar Instability

    Medial patellar instability is the damage to the supporting ligaments of the patella including the Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL).

  • Tibial Tubercle
    Tibial Tubercle
    Tibial Tubercle Osteotomies

    Tibial tubercle osteotomy is a surgical procedure that is performed along with other procedures to treat patellar instability, patellofemoral pain, and osteoarthritis.

  • Medial Patellar
    Medial Patellar
    Medial Patellar Instability

    Lateral patellar instability is the lateral displacement and dislocation of the patella.

Clinical & basic science research has always been to deliver the most advanced patient care possible

  • Developing animal models for cartilage restoration
  • Describing the metabolic activity of cartilage in aging and in the setting of inflammation
  • Clinical outcomes of cartilage restoration procedures
Patient Reviews
  • Last January I had fallen on the ice and had broken my knee cap. You performed surgery and stitched the bones back together. A year and a half later and I am currently taking taekwondo classes and my knee is doing excellent!

  • Dr Yanke and his staff are very kind, respectful, thoroughly explain test results and procedures and are super clear and informative.

  • Dr. Yanke is approachable, kind and gentle. Staff is courteous, reasonable wait time and overall, a positive experience!

  • Every bit about the process was excellent including the Dr, staff, facilities & of course the surgery & treatment plan. Best in class & would highly recommend.

  • Thank you the injections made a difference no pain so far , I feel great.

Dr. Monica Kogan first to use technology for leg lengthening

Dr. Monica Kogan, pediatric orthopedic surgeon of Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush, with clinics in Chicago and Westchester.

The Orthopaedic Building at Rush

Suite 556
1725 W. Harrison Street
Chicago, IL 60612

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  • Rush University Medical Center
  • International Cartilage repair Society
  • The American Orthopaedic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons