Medial side patellofemoral anatomy: Surgical implications in patellofemoral instability

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Historically, surgical procedures aimed at stabilizing the patella against lateral dislocations involved altering its dynamic stabilizers, most specifically the vastus medialis obliqus muscle. This procedure was often performed in combination with altering the distal bony alignment (medial tibial tubercle transfer). The importance of the medial static patella stabilizers, in particular the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), has more recently been recognized as playing an important role in patellofemoral biomechanics [2, 3, 6]. Multiple studies have supported injury to this ligament with lateral patella dislocation [8, 9, 11].

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPatellofemoral Pain, Instability, and Arthritis
Subtitle of host publicationClinical Presentation, Imaging, and Treatment
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)9783642054235
StatePublished - 2010


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