Combined Tibial Tubercle Realignment and MPFL Reconstruction

  • Joan C. Monllau
  • Xavier Pelfort
  • Pablo Gelber
  • Marc Tey


The etiology of the patellar instability involves multiple factors and it can often be successfully managed with conservative treatment. This is particularly so in cases of primary dislocation. If there is no clinical improvement with nonoperative management, surgery may be considered especially in cases of recurrent patellar dislocation. In these patients, a complete physical examination and some imaging studies are mandatory.


Patellar Tendon Tibial Tuberosity Patellar Dislocation Patellar Instability Trochlear Dysplasia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan C. Monllau
    • 1
    • 2
  • Xavier Pelfort
  • Pablo Gelber
  • Marc Tey
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Arthroscopy Unit, ICATMEInstitut Universitari Dexeus, Universitat Autònoma de BarcelonaBarcelonaSpain

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