Outcomes After Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction for the Treatment of Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocations: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.

@article{Schneider2016OutcomesAI,
  title={Outcomes After Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction for the Treatment of Recurrent Lateral Patellar Dislocations: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis.},
  author={Daniel K. Schneider and Brian M Grawe and Robert A. Magnussen and Adrick Ceasar and Shital N. Parikh and Eric J. Wall and Angelo J. Colosimo and Christopher K{\"a}ding and Gregory D. Myer},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2016},
  volume={44 11},
  pages={
          2993-3005
        }
}
BACKGROUND A patellar dislocation is a common knee injury in the young, athletic patient population. Recent trends indicate that the use of long-term nonoperative treatment is decreasing, and surgical intervention is more commonly recommended for those patients who fail initial nonoperative management with recurrent patellar dislocations. Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction has become increasingly utilized in this regard. PURPOSE To evaluate outcomes, particularly return to… CONTINUE READING
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