The biomechanics of medial patellofemoral ligament repair followed by lateral retinacular release.

@article{Bedi2010TheBO,
  title={The biomechanics of medial patellofemoral ligament repair followed by lateral retinacular release.},
  author={Harvinder Bedi and John M. Marzo},
  journal={The American journal of sports medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={38 7},
  pages={1462-7}
}
BACKGROUND Repair of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) for acute patellar instability has recently become popular, with good clinical success rates reported in the literature. Usually, a lateral retinacular release (LRR) is added to the medial repair in an effort to "rebalance" the patella. In the native knee, however, isolated LRR reduces the force required to displace the patella laterally and may be an undesirable component of instability surgery. HYPOTHESIS The authors' hypothesis… CONTINUE READING

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