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Arthrosc Tech. 2018 Dec 3;8(1):e1-e5. doi: 10.1016/j.eats.2018.08.021. eCollection 2019 Jan.

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Repair With Suture Tape Augmentation.

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Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland.
Antwerp University Hospital, Edegem, Belgium.
University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland.


The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is the main restraining force in the first 20° of flexion against lateral patellar displacement and is disrupted after patellar subluxation or dislocation. MPFL reconstruction is frequently performed when conservative management fails and the patient has recurrent patellar dislocations. However, a variety of complications have been reported in the literature with this procedure. Internal bracing with suture tape augmentation encourages healing and allows early mobilization. This article describes, with video illustration, MPFL repair with suture tape augmentation.

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