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MPFL reconstruction yielded low redislocation, instability rates at early follow-up

Patellofemoral Update, a blog sponsored by The Patellofemoral Foundation reports on the findings of an HSS study which showed isolated medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction may be an effective treatment for patellar instability at early follow-up of 1 year and 2 years. Researchers noted regardless of bony pathologies, reconstruction offers significant improvements in outcome scores and low redislocation and instability rates.

Patellofemoral Update spoke to Brandon J. Erickson, MD, sports medicine fellow at HSS, about the results, who said, “Patients were able to return to sport at a high rate (90 percent), with a low rate of recurrent patellofemoral instability, and saw significant improvements in clinical outcome scores. The reason this is an important finding is an isolated MPFL reconstruction is less morbid than adding in a tibial tubercle osteotomy, so if we can achieve the same results in regard to stability, clinical outcomes and return-to-sport rate with a less morbid procedure, that is ideal.”

Read the full article at Healio.com.