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Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: a new technique.

Carmont MR, Maffulli N - BMC Musculoskelet Disord (2007)

Bottom Line: Primary patellofemoral dislocations are common.In most patients, non-operative management produces satisfactory outcome.We describe our transverse patella double tunnel technique to reconstruct the medial patellofemoral ligament using a free autologous gracilis or semitendinous graft.

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Affiliation: Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK. mcarmont@hotmail.com <mcarmont@hotmail.com>

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Background: Primary patellofemoral dislocations are common. In most patients, non-operative management produces satisfactory outcome. If the dislocation recurs after a trial of rehabilitation, operative intervention is considered, with the aim of restoring the soft tissue anatomy to normal. Ninety four percent of patients suffer a tear to the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) following a patellar dislocation.

Results: We describe our transverse patella double tunnel technique to reconstruct the medial patellofemoral ligament using a free autologous gracilis or semitendinous graft.

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Examination under anaesthesia revealing marked patella instability.
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Figure 1: Examination under anaesthesia revealing marked patella instability.

Mentions: The patient is placed supine, with an above knee tourniquet, following the administration of prophylactic antibiotics (Figure 1). Skin preparation and sterile draping is performed in a standard fashion.


Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction: a new technique.

Carmont MR, Maffulli N - BMC Musculoskelet Disord (2007)

Examination under anaesthesia revealing marked patella instability.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License
Show All Figures
getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC1808455&req=5

Figure 1: Examination under anaesthesia revealing marked patella instability.
Mentions: The patient is placed supine, with an above knee tourniquet, following the administration of prophylactic antibiotics (Figure 1). Skin preparation and sterile draping is performed in a standard fashion.

Bottom Line: Primary patellofemoral dislocations are common.In most patients, non-operative management produces satisfactory outcome.We describe our transverse patella double tunnel technique to reconstruct the medial patellofemoral ligament using a free autologous gracilis or semitendinous graft.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: Department of Trauma and Orthopaedics, University Hospital of North Staffordshire, Keele University School of Medicine, Stoke on Trent, UK. mcarmont@hotmail.com <mcarmont@hotmail.com>

ABSTRACT

Background: Primary patellofemoral dislocations are common. In most patients, non-operative management produces satisfactory outcome. If the dislocation recurs after a trial of rehabilitation, operative intervention is considered, with the aim of restoring the soft tissue anatomy to normal. Ninety four percent of patients suffer a tear to the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) following a patellar dislocation.

Results: We describe our transverse patella double tunnel technique to reconstruct the medial patellofemoral ligament using a free autologous gracilis or semitendinous graft.

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Related in: MedlinePlus