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2019 Jun

Am J Sports Med



The Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Is a Dynamic and Anisometric Structure: An In Vivo Study on Length Changes and Isometry.


Kernkamp WA, Wang C, Li C, Hu H, van Arkel ERA, Nelissen RGHH, Laprade RF, van de Velde SK, Tsai T-Y
Am J Sports Med. 2019 Jun; 47(7):1645-1653.
PMID: 31070936.


Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is associated with a high rate of complications, including recurrent instability and persistent knee pain. Technical errors are among the primary causes of these complications. Understanding the effect of adjusting patellofemoral attachments on length change patterns may help surgeons to optimize graft placement during MPFL reconstruction and to reduce graft failure rates.