Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction

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Evolution of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction

Suture anchors are the mainstay of treatment for reconstructing a new MPFL. These suture anchors are a type of orthopaedic implant that attach to the ligament via a suture material and screw into the bone itself. Suture anchors are used initially to attach the new ligament to the patella and then tensioned and secured to the femur. Additionally, in situations where extra support is needed an internal brace, thick band of suture, can be utilized to reinforce the reconstruction. Suture anchors are the ideal fixation method to reattach the ligament as they are able to resist high loads and require minimal drilling into the bone.

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