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Patellar Instabilities with MPFL Reconstruction

Instability of the patella is most often caused by a dislocation, which causes the kneecap to slip out of place, usually to the outside aspect of the knee and often the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) tears. While in many cases this kind of injury can be treated without surgery, there are patients who require a surgical treatment known as a MPFL reconstruction. During the procedure, I will take the patient’s hamstring tendon to reconstruct the ligament. The graft is then placed in the anatamical position for stability through full range of motion.


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