Reconstruction of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament: How I Do It

  • Eric W. Edmonds
  • Donald C. Fithian


Reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) has been described utilizing a myriad of fixation techniques. We have elected to utilize a technique that secures the graft to the femur with an interference screw and secures the graft to the patella by suturing it to itself after threading it through bone tunnels. This allows for easy tensioning of the graft while not sacrificing fixation.


Anterior Cruciate Ligament Femoral Tunnel Bone Tunnel Interference Screw Patellar Dislocation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of CaliforniaSan DiegoUSA
  2. 2.Pediatric Orthopaedic and Scoliosis CenterRady Children’s Hospital San DiegoSan DiegoUSA

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