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Medial patellofemoral ligament

Paul Rothenberg, Luis Grau, Lee Kaplan, Michael G Baraga
Football has the highest injury rate amongst popular American sports. Of those injuries that end seasons or careers, the knee is the most common culprit. This is of particular concern because knee injuries are most common in football. This article reviews 4 of the most common knee injuries in American football, with emphasis on epidemiology, risk factors, and treatment outcomes. The injuries reviewed are tears of the anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, medial patellofemoral ligament, and posterior cruciate ligament...
September 2016: American Journal of Orthopedics
John J Elias, Michael J Kelly, Kathryn E Smith, Kenneth A Gall, Jack Farr
BACKGROUND: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is performed to prevent recurrent instability, but errors in femoral fixation can elevate graft tension. HYPOTHESIS: Errors related to femoral fixation will overconstrain the patella and increase medial patellofemoral pressures. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study. METHODS: Five knees with patellar instability were represented with computational models...
September 2016: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
Michael P O'Malley, Ayoosh Pareek, Patrick J Reardon, Michael J Stuart, Aaron J Krych
Coronal limb malalignment is a significant contributor to asymmetric joint wear, gait abnormalities, and the development and progression of degenerative joint disease. Osteotomies about the knee were developed to realign the mechanical axis of the limb to unload the affected compartment. Valgus malalignment is less common than varus malalignment, but can contribute to a variety of clinical conditions, including lateral compartment cartilage defects and arthritis, lateral patellofemoral instability, and medial collateral ligament laxity...
August 2016: Arthroscopy Techniques
S Konan, F S Haddad
AIMS: Medial unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) is associated with successful outcomes in carefully selected patient cohorts. We hypothesised that severity and location of patellofemoral cartilage lesions significantly influences functional outcome after Oxford medial compartmental knee arthroplasty. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We reviewed 100 consecutive UKAs at minimum eight-year follow-up (96 to 132). A single surgeon performed all procedures. Patients were selected based on clinical and plain radiographic assessment...
October 2016: Bone & Joint Journal
G Pemmaraju, J Bassett, R Abbas, G Nagra, S Chugh, E Mughal
Patellofemoral instability is multifactorial and is associated with pathomechanics secondary to anatomical variance. Surgical management of this problem must be tailored to each patient and a thorough clinical and radiological assessment of the anatomical alignment should be carried out pre-operatively. The aim of this study is to assess the role of medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction combined with tibial tuberosity transfer in patients with increased tibial tuberosity to trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance...
August 2016: Acta Orthopaedica Belgica
Hülya Kurtul Yildiz, Elif Evrim Ekin
PURPOSE: The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFLL)/lateral patellar retinaculum (LPR) ratio were assessed in knees as a means to detect patellar malalignment. We also aimed to evaluate the prevalence of the various types of trochlear dysplasia in patients with patellar malalignment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After approval of our institutional ethics committee, we conducted a retrospective study that included 450 consecutive patients to evaluate them for the presence of patellar malalignment...
2016: SpringerPlus
Peter D Fabricant
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September 14, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Arash Aframian, Toby O Smith, T Duncan Tennent, Justin Peter Cobb, Caroline Blanca Hing
PURPOSE: The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is the major medial soft-tissue stabiliser of the patella, originating from the medial femoral condyle and inserting onto the medial patella. The exact position reported in the literature varies. Understanding the true anatomical origin and insertion of the MPFL is critical to successful reconstruction. The purpose of this systematic review was to determine these locations. METHODS: A systematic search of published (AMED, CINAHL, MEDLINE, EMBASE, PubMed and Cochrane Library) and unpublished literature databases was conducted from their inception to the 3 February 2016...
September 8, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Gang Ji, Shengjie Wang, Xiaomeng Wang, Junhang Liu, Jinghui Niu, Fei Wang
The objective of the present study was to compare the clinical results of the surgical versus nonsurgical treatments of acute primary patellar dislocations with a medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) injury in the nonoverlap region with the vastus medialis oblique. In this study, 62 patients with an acute patellar dislocation and a concurrent MPFL injury in the nonoverlap region were randomly divided into two groups based on their birth years (even vs. odd years) and received either surgical or nonsurgical treatment...
September 14, 2016: Journal of Knee Surgery
Roberto Negrín, Jaime Duboy, Fernando Olavarría, Mauricio Wainer, Horacio Jimenez, Facundo Las Heras, Nicolas Reyes, Hugo Godoy
BACKGROUND: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is the main restrictor of lateral shifting of the patella, contributing by 60 % in the first 20° flexion of the knee. MPFL reconstruction has been performed in order to restore the stability of the patella with good results.Lyophilized Gracilis tendon allograft (LGA) compared to Cryopreserved Gracilis tendon allograft (CGA) has a lower cost, does not require to maintain cooling chain or preparation. The purpose of this study is to compare the histological and biomechanical characteristics of an experimental model of reconstruction of the MPFL in porcine patellas with LGA versus CGA...
December 2016: Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics
Eric Hohn, Nirav K Pandya
BACKGROUND: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is one of several surgical procedures used to treat patellofemoral instability. Use of allograft tissue can preserve autogenous tissue and may be preferable in patients with connective tissue disorders or ligamentous laxity. Although there are successful reports in adults, it is unclear if the use of allograft tissue in MPFL reconstruction can restore patellofemoral stability in children and adolescents. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: (1) Does allograft tissue in MPFL reconstruction in pediatric and adolescent patients restore patellar stability? (2) What complications were associated with allograft MPFL reconstructions in children and adolescents? METHODS: Between June 2012 and August 2015, one surgeon (NKP) performed 26 MPFL reconstructions in 23 patients with gracilis allograft for traumatic patellar instability...
September 2, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
Mitch Beckert, Dylan Crebs, Michael Nieto, Yubo Gao, John Albright
AIM: To study patient outcomes after surgical correction for iatrogenic patellar instability. METHODS: This retrospective study looked at 17 patients (19 knees) suffering from disabling medial patellar instability following lateral release surgery. All patients underwent lateral patellofemoral ligament (LPFL) reconstruction by a single surgeon. Assessments in all 19 cases included functional outcome scores, range of motion, and assessment for the presence of apprehension sign of the patella to determine if LPFL reconstruction surgery was successful at restoring patellofemoral stability...
August 16, 2016: World Journal of Clinical Cases
Kars P Valkering, Aysha Rajeev, Nick Caplan, Wim E Tuinebreijer, Deiary F Kader
PURPOSE: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction for recurrent patellar instability has gained popularity, and anatomical and biomechanical studies have recently altered our operative techniques. The aim of this study was to report the clinical outcome of this new anatomical MPFL reconstructive technique and investigate whether correlating factors could be identified. METHODS: Between 2009 and 2012, a total of 31 consecutive patients underwent MPFL reconstruction using an autologous gracilis graft and anatomical tunnel placement...
August 26, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
O Cantin, S Lustig, F Rongieras, D Saragaglia, N Lefèvre, N Graveleau, C Hulet
INTRODUCTION: In cases of chronic anterior laxity, reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) can slow the development of osteoarthritis. This study was conducted to determine the overall prevalence of osteoarthritis and to identify the risk factors after ACL reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: Meniscus tears, time from injury to surgery, body mass index (BMI), residual laxity, and cartilage lesions influence the progression towards osteoarthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This multicenter, retrospective study on the outcome of cruciate ligaments at 12 years of follow-up was conducted within the 2014 SOFCOT Symposium...
August 17, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
Riccardo G Gobbi, Marco K Demange, Luiz Francisco Rodrigues de Ávila, José de Arimatéia Batista Araújo Filho, Ramon Alfredo Moreno, Marco Antônio Gutierrez, Marina de Sá Rebelo, Luis Eduardo Passarelli Tírico, José Ricardo Pécora, Gilberto Luis Camanho
PURPOSE: Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction offers good clinical results with a very low rate of instability recurrence. However, its in vivo effect on patellar tracking is not clearly known. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of MPFL reconstruction on patellar tracking using dynamic 320-detector-row CT. METHODS: Ten patients with patellofemoral instability referred to isolated MPFL reconstruction surgery were selected and subjected to dynamic CT before and ≥6 months after surgery...
August 20, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
Riccardo Gomes Gobbi, César Augusto Martins Pereira, David Sadigursky, Marco Kawamura Demange, Luis Eduardo Passarelli Tírico, José Ricardo Pécora, Gilberto Luis Camanho
BACKGROUND: The location of patellar and femoral fixation of the graft in medial patellofemoral ligament reconstructions has been widely discussed. This study aimed to assess the distances between different patellar and femoral fixation points to identify the least anisometric pairs of points. METHODS: Ten cadaver knees were attached to an apparatus that simulated an active range of motion of 120°, with three metallic markers fixed onto the medial side of the patella, and seven markings onto the medial epicondyle...
October 2016: Clinical Biomechanics
Anil S Ranawat, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Andrew D Pearle, Hendrik A Zuiderbaan, Kenneth D Weeks, Saker Khamaisy
BACKGROUND: Lateral closing-wedge (LCW) and medial opening-wedge (MOW) high tibial osteotomies (HTOs) correct varus knee alignment and stabilize the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-deficient knee. Tibiofemoral and patellofemoral alignment and kinematics after HTO are not well quantified. PURPOSE: To compare the effect of LCW and MOW HTO on tibiofemoral and patellofemoral alignment in the ACL-deficient knee. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
August 5, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Kevin G Shea, Alexandra C Styhl, John C Jacobs, Theodore J Ganley, Matthew D Milewski, Peter C Cannamela, Allen F Anderson, John D Polousky
BACKGROUND: Young athletes sustain patellar dislocations in a variety of sports. The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is a critical structure that functions as an anatomic checkrein to help prevent lateral patellar dislocation. Reconstruction of this ligament is challenging in patients with open physes because of concerns about iatrogenic damage to the femoral physis. PURPOSE: To evaluate the relationship of the distal femoral physis and the MPFL. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive laboratory study...
July 29, 2016: American Journal of Sports Medicine
Miho J Tanaka, Andreas Voss, John P Fulkerson
BACKGROUND: The medial patellofemoral ligament varies in attachment of its fibers to the patella and vastus intermedius tendon. Our aim was to identify and describe its anatomic midpoint. To account for the variability of the attachment site, we refer to it as the medial patellofemoral complex. METHODS: Using AutoCAD software, we identified the midpoint of the medial patellofemoral complex attachment on photographs of 31 cadaveric knee dissections. The midpoint was referenced relative to the superior articular surface of the patella (P1) and was described in terms of the percentage of the patellar articular length distal to this point...
July 20, 2016: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
Loes Schiphouwer, Akkie Rood, Siebren Tigchelaar, Sander Koëter
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to report the complication rate after a medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction using transverse patellar tunnels in a retrospective case series performed in a single institution. METHODS: Case series of 179 patients (192 knees) that had an MPFL reconstruction, with or without additional bony realignment procedures, between January 2009 and March 2015. Data were obtained from available patient charts. RESULTS: Thirty-nine complications (20...
July 12, 2016: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
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