Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Using Dual Patella Docking Technique.

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Journal Article

Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) injuries are common in children and young adults. In patients with recurrent patellar dislocations with normal lower-extremity alignment, anatomic reconstruction of the MPFL has been shown to restore patellar stability. We describe a technique that creates an anatomic reconstruction using a dual docking technique into the patella. Our technique is simple and efficacious for reconstructing the MPFL without implant fixation in the patella, allowing a maximal bone-tendon interface for healing.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Azimi, H; Anakwenze, O

Published Date

  • December 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 / 6

Start / End Page

  • e2093 - e2100

PubMed ID

  • 29349002

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29349002

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2212-6287

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.eats.2017.08.018


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands