Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Using All-Soft Suture Anchors for Patellar Fixation

Justin L. Makovicka, David E. Hartigan, Karan A. Patel, Sailesh V. Tummala, Anikar Chhabra

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Abstract

The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), which is critical for both patellar stability and normal kinematics of the patellofemoral joint, is disrupted in most patellar dislocations. Consequently, MPFL reconstruction is advocated in recurrent dislocations to restore native patellar constraints. Fixation of the MPFL graft to the medial border of the patella can be achieved through various methods, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. We present a technique for MPFL fixation to the patella using all-soft suture anchors, theoretically decreasing the risk of patellar fracture and articular surface violation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e231-e237
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Volume7
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2018

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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Makovicka, J. L., Hartigan, D. E., Patel, K. A., Tummala, S. V., & Chhabra, A. (2018). Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Using All-Soft Suture Anchors for Patellar Fixation. Arthroscopy Techniques, 7(3), e231-e237. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2017.08.075