Anatomic reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament in children and adolescents with open growth plates: surgical technique and clinical outcome.

@article{Nelitz2013AnatomicRO,
  title={Anatomic reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament in children and adolescents with open growth plates: surgical technique and clinical outcome.},
  author={Manfred Nelitz and Jens Dreyhaupt and Heiko Reichel and Julia Woelfle and Sabine Lippacher},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={58-63}
}
BACKGROUND Recurrent lateral patellar dislocation is a common knee injury in the skeletally immature adolescent. Because of the open physis, operative therapy in children is challenging. This study presents the outcomes of a minimally invasive technique for anatomic reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) in children that respects the… CONTINUE READING