The JUPITER (Justifying Patellar Instability Treatment by Early Results) Group was established as the first multi-center patellar instability study by principal investigators Dr. Beth Shubin Stein (Hospital for Special Surgery) and Dr. Shital Parikh (Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center).

This research group consists of 26 surgeons representing 12 sites across the country. Since January 2017, this study has prospectively enrolled over 1,500 patients. All patients enrolled in JUPITER will be followed for 10 years after either operative or non-operative treatment with the goal of gaining insight and understanding that will allow us to change current treatment protocols to help optimize patient outcomes.