A technique for reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament.


Additional medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction was performed successfully on six consecutive patients with recurrent dislocation of the patella because of residual patellar instability after medial transfer of the tibial tubercle. A technique for medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction is described, and complications and postoperative management are discussed. The reconstruction was performed using a double strand hamstring tendon graft in five patients and iliotibial allograft in one. Good stabilization of the patella was achieved in all six patients, resulting in improved confidence in higher levels of activity. The satisfactory outcome of additional medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction suggests the possibility that the procedure may be part of the optional procedure in proximal realignment for recurrent dislocation of the patella.

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@article{Muneta1999ATF, title={A technique for reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament.}, author={Takeshi Muneta and Ichiro Sekiya and Mari Tsuchiya and Kenichi Shinomiya}, journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research}, year={1999}, volume={359}, pages={151-5} }