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Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 147–151 | Cite as

Anatomical double-bundle MPFL reconstruction with an aperture fixation

  • Philip B. SchöttleEmail author
  • Daniel Hensler
  • Andreas B. Imhoff
Knee

Abstract

Since biomechanical studies have shown that the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is the main restraint against lateral patella displacement, reconstruction of the MPFL has become an accepted method of restoring patellofemoral stability and numerous techniques were described. Due to biomechanical examinations and clinical results, an anatomical double-bundle reconstruction of the “sail-like” MPFL is a reasonable method for achieving stability during complete extension and lower flexion degree. This method also serves to avoid rotation of the patella, providing immediate stability throughout the normal range of motion. However, until today, an aperture fixation technique at the patellar insertion with two bundles has not been described previously. This technique can provide an immediate stability to allow an early rehabilitation with full range of motion.

Keywords

MPFL Patella Instability Double bundle Aperture fixation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip B. Schöttle
    • 1
    Email author
  • Daniel Hensler
    • 1
  • Andreas B. Imhoff
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Sports Orthopedics, Klinikum rechts der IsarTechnical University of MunichMünchenGermany

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