Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: the superficial quad technique.

@article{Goyal2013MedialPL,
  title={Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: the superficial quad technique.},
  author={Deepak Goyal},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2013},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={1022-9}
}
BACKGROUND Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is a routine procedure for patellar instability. The majority of the techniques require hardware fixation or a bony procedure at the patella. However, most of the complications described in the literature can be attributed to patellar fixation. The "superficial quad technique" uses the superficial slip of the quadriceps tendon as the graft material, which provides a better anatomic match to the native MPFL. HYPOTHESIS The… CONTINUE READING
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