MPFL Reconstruction

In some cases following patellar dislocation it is necessary to reconstruct the ligament that provides a restraint to outward movement of the kneecap, the medial patellofemoral ligament.  This is reconstructed using a hamstring tendon and is performed through 3 small incisions.  If there is an underlying deformity as the cause of the dislocation the procedure is often combined with a tibial tubercle osteotomy or a trochleoplasty.

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