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 language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Patellofemoral Pain, Instability, and Arthritis|
|Subtitle of host publication||Clinical Presentation, Imaging, and Treatment|
|Publisher||Springer Berlin Heidelberg|
|Number of pages||4|
|State||Published - Dec 1 2010|