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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322270/recent-developments-in-evaluation-and-treatment-of-lateral-patellar-instability
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REVIEW
Alexander Zimmerer, Christian Sobau, Peter Balcarek
Recent years have been characterized by an ongoing increase in knowledge about the different conditions associated with lateral patellar instability. This increase in knowledge provides differentiated approaches to the various pathologies of the patellofemoral joint. Though current guidelines consider medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction the basic treatment for the unstable patella, medial soft tissue-stabilizing procedures should not be interpreted as stand-alone procedures in every case. The influence of different anatomical factors leading to patellar instability, as well as their impact on clinical outcome measures, is becoming increasingly apparent and deserves further attention...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29312853/deepening-trochleoplasty-combined-with-balanced-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-for-an-adequate-graft-tensioning
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Lars V von Engelhardt, Pia Weskamp, Matthias Lahner, Gunter Spahn, Joerg Jerosch
AIM: To evaluate our modified deepening trochleoplasty combined with a balanced medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction for soft tissue alignement. METHODS: Thirty-three knees with with recurrent patellar dislocations and a trochlear dysplasia in 30 patients (m/f = 12/21, mean age 24 ± 9 years) underwent a combination of a modified deepening trochleoplasty and a balanced MPFL reconstruction for a medial soft tissue alignement. After a mean follow-up period of 29 ± 23 mo, patients' return to sports, possible complications as well as the clinical outcomes using the Kujala, International Knee Documentation Committee (IKDC) and Lysholm scoring were evaluated...
December 18, 2017: World Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305291/medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-impact-of-knee-flexion-angle-during-graft-fixation-on-dynamic-patellofemoral-contact-pressure-a-biomechanical-study
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Olaf Lorbach, Nikolaus Zumbansen, Matthias Kieb, Turgay Efe, Antonius Pizanis, Dieter Kohn, Alexander Haupert
PURPOSE: Objective evaluation of the optimal graft tension angle to fully restore patellofemoral contact pressure in reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) in comparison to the native knee. METHODS: Twelve cadaveric knee specimens were fixed in a custom-made fixation device. A sensitive pressure film (Tekscan) was fixed in the patellofemoral joint, and patellofemoral contact pressure was assessed during a dynamic flexion movement from 0° to 90°...
January 2, 2018: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299655/medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-in-children-do-osseous-abnormalities-matter
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Sebastien Pesenti, Matthieu Ollivier, Jean-Charles Escudier, Mathieu Cermolacce, Alexandre Baud, Franck Launay, Jean-Luc Jouve, Elie Choufani
PURPOSE: Management of post-traumatic patellar instability in children with osseous abnormalities is challenging because of the presence of an open physis. The aim of our study was to compare the rate of recurrence after isolated reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) in children with or without osseous abnormalities. METHODS: The medical records of 25 children (27 knees) with recurrent patellar dislocation were reviewed. Each child underwent an isolated reconstruction of the MPFL using a hamstring graft...
January 4, 2018: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298083/clinical-outcomes-after-isolated-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-for-patellar-instability-among-patients-with-trochlear-dysplasia
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Joseph N Liu, Jacqueline M Brady, Irene L Kalbian, Sabrina M Strickland, Claire Berdelle Ryan, Joseph T Nguyen, Beth E Shubin Stein
BACKGROUND: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction has become one of the most common and widely used procedures to regain stability among patients with recurrent lateral patellar dislocation. While recent studies demonstrated low recurrence rates, improved patient-reported outcome measures, and a high rate of return to sports, limited literature explored its effectiveness as an isolated intervention in the context of trochlear dysplasia. PURPOSE: To determine the efficacy of isolated MPFL reconstruction in treating patellar instability in the setting of trochlear dysplasia...
January 1, 2018: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239536/-patellar-instability-diagnosis-and-treatment
#6
Trieu Hoai Nam Ngo, Robin Martin
The aim of this paper is to present recent advances in surgical management of patellar instability. Several anatomical factors were reported to promote instability. We propose to classify them in two groups. Extra articular factors are valgus and torsion deformity. Articular factors include trochlea and patella dysplasia, tibial tubercle lateralization and medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) insufficiency. Acute patellar dislocations are treated conservatively, with exception for osteochondral and MPFL avulsion fractures that require acute reinsertion...
December 13, 2017: Revue Médicale Suisse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225329/medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-with-semi-patellar-tunnel-fixation-surgical-technique-and-mid-term-follow-up
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Jinghui Niu, Qi Qi, Kunpeng Fu, Guman Duan, Chang Liu, Fei Wang
BACKGROUND The present study aimed to describe a new safe and economical technique for medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction with satisfactory clinical outcomes, and present the results of a four-year follow-up. MATERIAL AND METHODS Thirty-two patients with recurrent patella dislocation, who underwent MPFL reconstruction with two semi-patellar tunnels and hardware-free patellar fixation between 2011 and 2013, were included in the study. Patella stability was tested by an apprehension test preoperatively and at follow-up...
December 11, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204862/the-trochlear-isometric-point-is-different-in-patients-with-recurrent-patellar-instability-compared-to-controls-a-radiographical-study
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Tulio Campos, Akash Soogumbur, Iain R McNamara, Simon T Donell
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to investigate the theoretical isometric point based of the curve of the femoral groove and relating it to the origin of the MPFL femoral tunnel on lateral radiograph by comparing a patellar instability cohort with a control cohort. METHODS: From a Patellar Instability database the radiographs of 40 consecutive patients were analysed to define Schöttle's point, and the arc of the circle of the trochlear groove. A comparison population of 20 radiographs from comparable patients with tibiofemoral joint disorders was used as a control...
December 4, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201929/evaluation-of-the-sch%C3%A3-ttle-technique-in-the-pediatric-knee
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Kellen L Huston, Ugochi C Okoroafor, Scott G Kaar, Christa L Wentt, Paul Saluan, Lutul D Farrow
Background: The Schöttle point is commonly used for anatomic femoral tunnel placement during medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction. This technique has not been previously validated in the skeletally immature patient, in whom femoral tunnel placement may put the distal femoral physis at risk of iatrogenic injury. Hypothesis: Interobserver reliability for femoral tunnel placement will be higher in adult knees compared with pediatric knees. Study Design: Cross-sectional study (diagnosis); Level of evidence, 3...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29201927/radiographic-location-does-not-ensure-a-precise-anatomic-location-of-the-femoral-fixation-site-in-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction
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Vicente Sanchis-Alfonso, Cristina Ramírez-Fuentes, Erik Montesinos-Berry, Isabel Elía, Luis Martí-Bonmatí
Background: A frequently used method to determine the anatomic femoral fixation point in the operating room during medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is the radiographic method. However, the ability of this radiological method to establish an anatomic femoral attachment point might not be as accurate as expected. Purpose: (1) To evaluate the accuracy of the radiological method to locate the anatomic femoral fixation point in MPFL reconstruction surgery and (2) to determine the factors influencing the predictability of this method to obtain this objective...
November 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138916/lateral-retinaculum-plasty-instead-of-lateral-retinacular-release-with-concomitant-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-can-achieve-better-results-for-patellar-dislocation
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Chang Liu, Guman Duan, Yingzhen Niu, Pengkai Cao, Kunpeng Fu, Jinghui Niu, Fei Wang
PURPOSE: To elucidate the outcomes of lateral retinaculum plasty versus lateral retinacular release with concomitant medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction. METHODS: In a prospective study, 59 patients treated at our institution from 2012 to 2014 were included. The 59 patients were randomly divided into two groups. Group I included 27 patients who underwent lateral retinacular release and MPFL reconstruction. Group II included 32 patients who underwent lateral retinaculum plasty and MPFL reconstruction...
November 14, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134368/-patellofemoral-instability
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S F Fucentese
Patellofemoral instability is an extremely limiting pathology in young and active patients. Anatomical reasons for patellar instability, such as high-riding patella, elevated distance from the tibial tuberosity to trochlear groove (TTTG), trochlear dysplasia, insufficient medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) and malpositioning of the axes and torsion can lead to chronic patellofemoral instability and must be thoroughly analyzed. The first dislocation can be treated conservatively, with the exception of an osteochondral defect...
November 13, 2017: Der Orthopäde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128875/allowing-one-quadrant-of-patellar-lateral-translation-during-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-successfully-limits-maltracking-without-overconstraining-the-patella
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John J Elias, Kerwyn C Jones, Molly K Lalonde, Joseph N Gabra, S Cyrus Rezvanifar, Andrew J Cosgarea
PURPOSE: Graft tensioning during medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction typically allows for lateral patellar translation within the trochlear groove. Computational simulation was performed to relate the allowed patellar translation to patellofemoral kinematics and contact pressures. METHODS: Multibody dynamic simulation models were developed to represent nine knees with patellar instability. Dual limb squatting was simulated representing the pre-operative condition and simulated MPFL reconstruction...
November 11, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29100777/anisometry-of-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-in-the-setting-of-increased-tibial-tubercle-trochlear-groove-distance-and-patella-alta
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Lauren H Redler, Kathleen N Meyers, Jacqueline M Brady, Elizabeth R Dennis, Joseph T Nguyen, Beth E Shubin Stein
PURPOSE: To assess the impact elevated tibial tubercle-trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance and patella height, as measured by the Caton-Deschamps Index (CDI), have on the isometry of a reconstructed medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL). METHODS: Nine fresh-frozen cadaveric knees were placed on a custom testing fixture, with a fixed femur and a mobile tibia. A suture fixed to the MPFL origin on the patella and free to move at the Schöttle point on the femur represented a reconstructed MPFL...
October 31, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083227/variation-in-the-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-origin-in-the-skeletally-immature-knee-an-anatomic-study
#15
Kevin G Shea, W Duncan Martinson, Peter C Cannamela, Connor G Richmond, Peter D Fabricant, Allen F Anderson, John D Polousky, Theodore J Ganley
BACKGROUND: The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is frequently reconstructed to treat recurrent patellar instability. The femoral origin of the MPFL is well described in adults but not in the skeletally immature knee. PURPOSE: To identify a radiographic landmark for the femoral MPFL attachment in the skeletally immature knee and study its relationship to the distal femoral physis. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study. METHODS: Thirty-six cadaveric specimens between 2 and 11 years old were dissected and examined (29 male and 7 female)...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29016187/quantitative-and-qualitative-analysis-of-the-medial-patellar-ligaments-an-anatomic-and-radiographic-study
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Bradley M Kruckeberg, Jorge Chahla, Gilbert Moatshe, Mark E Cinque, Kyle J Muckenhirn, Jonathan A Godin, Taylor J Ridley, Alex W Brady, Elizabeth A Arendt, Robert F LaPrade
BACKGROUND: The qualitative and quantitative anatomy of the medial patellar stabilizers has been reported; however, a quantitative analysis of the anatomic and radiographic attachments of all 4 ligaments relative to anatomic and osseous landmarks, as well as to one another, has yet to be performed. PURPOSE: To perform a qualitative and quantitative anatomic and radiographic evaluation of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), medial patellotibial ligament (MPTL), medial patellomeniscal ligament (MPML), and medial quadriceps tendon femoral ligament (MQTFL) attachment sites, with attention to their relationship to pertinent osseous and soft tissue landmarks...
October 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28979605/medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-using-the-hamstring-tendon-for-patellofemoral-joint-instability-in-an-81-year-old-female
#17
Tsuneari Takahashi, Katsushi Takeshita
INTRODUCTION: Chronic patellofemoral instability occurs mainly in adolescent females and can also be induced by medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) injury. There are no case reports of MPFL reconstruction for chronic patellofemoral instability due to MPFL injury in aged populations. CASE PRESENTATION: 81-year-old female presented with left knee pain, giving way, and patellar instability while climbing stairs, which continued for 18 months. Patellar apprehension test was positive, and roentgenogram showed lateral patellar subluxation...
2017: Open Orthopaedics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970976/medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-in-a-revision-setting-anchor-and-interference-screw%C3%A2-fixation
#18
Marcio B Ferrari, George Sanchez, Angela Chang, Sami Ferdousian, Matthew T Provencher
Recurrent patellar instability is a common pathology and typically affects younger and more active patients. To prevent complete lateral dislocation of the patella, several osseous and soft-tissue procedures have been previously described, including reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), which has been identified as the primary medial stabilizer of the patella. Several techniques have been reported for reconstruction of the MPFL, sometimes in conjunction with other procedures, with the majority showing success in the treatment and resolution of patellar instability...
August 2017: Arthroscopy Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932880/double-bundle-anatomical-medial-patellofemoral-ligament-reconstruction-with-lateral-retinaculum-plasty-can-lead-to-good-outcomes-in-patients-with-patellar-dislocation
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Yingzhen Niu, Xinmin Wang, Chang Liu, Xiaomeng Wang, Zhenyue Dong, Jinghui Niu, Fei Wang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical outcomes of double-bundle anatomical medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction combined with lateral retinaculum plasty versus isolated MPFL reconstruction for patellar dislocation. METHODS: From 2011 to 2013, 64 patients underwent either double-bundle anatomical MPFL reconstruction combined with lateral retinaculum plasty (Group A, 32 patients), or isolated MPFL reconstruction (Group B, 32 patients). Clinical evaluations were performed 2 years post-operatively and included determination of the number of patients with patellar redislocation, the patellar tilt angle, lateral patellar shift, subjective symptoms, and functional outcomes as evaluated with the Kujala score and Lysholm score...
September 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932876/effective-patellofemoral-joint-stabilization-and-low-complication-rates-using-a-hardware-free-mpfl-reconstruction-technique-with-an-intra-operative-adjustment-of-the-graft-tension
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Lars V von Engelhardt, Torsten Fuchs, Pia Weskamp, Joerg Jerosch
PURPOSE: Even if medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is a proven method, complications such as implant loosening, patella fractures, recurrent luxations, knee pain or knee stiffness are frequently described. Besides a correct tunnel positioning and implant-specific complications, this might be caused by difficulties with an appropriate graft tensioning. The study presented here is a necessary first step in exploring our technique of a double-limbed, hardware-free MPFL reconstruction, which provides another way to test and adjust the graft tension before permanent fastening...
September 20, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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