Biomechanical comparison of patellar fixation techniques in medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction.

@article{Russ2015BiomechanicalCO,
  title={Biomechanical comparison of patellar fixation techniques in medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction.},
  author={Samuel Russ and Marc A. Tompkins and David J. Nuckley and Jeffrey Alexander Macalena},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={43 1},
  pages={195-9}
}
BACKGROUND Multiple techniques for reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) have been described; however, little is known about the biomechanical properties of these techniques. Fixation of the graft to the patella has not been studied in a human cadaveric model. HYPOTHESIS/PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to compare the ultimate failure load and stiffness of 2 different MPFL patellar fixation techniques: suture anchor fixation and interference screw fixation. The null… CONTINUE READING