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Archive » 2007 » 4 » | Archive » Medical field » Fields » Orthopaedics » Archive » Medical field » Fields » Surgery »

Role of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament in Patellar Stabilization in the Patellofemoral Joint and Methods for Reconstructing the Patellofemoral Ligament

 
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Patello-femoral instability is a common clinical problem. It is most often seen with young­sters, females and professional athletes. Medial patello-femoral ligament (MPFL) has been found to be most important static, soft-tissue stabilizer of patella, preventing patellar shifts outward and therefore its dislocation and subluxation. According to studies, increased patel­lar mobility is encountered in knees with positive anamnesis of patellar dislocation and is a consequence of medial retinacular laxity. In order to correct the excessive patellar mobil­ity a reconstruction of MPFL as a primary medio-lateral patellar stabilizer is necessary. More then 100 procedures have been described for the treatment of patellar instability, but the majority focuses on dynamic patellar stabilizers. To gain back patellar stability a repair or reconstruction of MPFL is necessary. However, none of the described techniques has been adopted as a »golden standard« so far.

Authors:
Goslar Tomaž, Veselko Matjaž

Keywords:
patellar dislocation, patellar ligament- surgery

Cite as:
Med Razgl. 2007; 46: 321–8.

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