Classification of Fulkerson and Shea for Malalignment in a Patient with Chronic Patellofemoral Pain
Original Editor - Ajay Upadhyay
Fulkerson and Shea reported a grading scheme for classifying patellofemoral malalignment in patients with chronic patellofemoral pain.  The authors are from the University of Connecticut.
Patients with chronic patellofemoral pain.
Method of Use
Parameters: (1) patellofemoral malalignment (2) articular lesion
• Minimum chrondromalacia corresponds to Grade 1 or 2 articular damage (see arthroscopic grading scheme for degeneration of articular cartilage). • Osteoarthrosis corresponds to Grade 3 or 4 (large areas of fibrillation or exposed bone.
Recent Related Research (from Pubmed)
- Fulkerson JP, Shea KP. Disorders of Patellofemoral Alignment. J Bone Joint Surgery. 1990; 72-A: 1424-1429
- kncps. Subluxation with patella alta (Australian site). Available from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=og4T7-XRoxY [last accessed 12/09/14]