Presenter(s): Morgan Garris
Title: Long Term Post-Operative Complications Following Fulkerson Osteotomy and Microfracture in a Collegiate Volleyball Player
Developed under the guidance of Dr. Sarah Christie , Exercise Science
Background: A 19-year-old female, collegiate volleyball player presented to the athletic trainer with left knee pain. She had a history of bilateral knee instability and chronic patellar subluxations. She reported a lateral blow to the left lower extremity by a teammate and believed she sustained a lateral subluxation of her patella. Initial assessment revealed swelling of the left knee. She was treated with conservative rehabilitation focusing on stabilizing and strengthening her left knee. Eight weeks of treatment had not resolved her symptoms so she self-pursued an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon, who ordered magnetic resonance imaging.