Aperture fixation instead of transverse tunnels at the patella for medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction


Hapa O., AKSAHIN E., Ozden R., PEPE M., Yanat A. N. , Dogramaci Y., ...More

KNEE SURGERY SPORTS TRAUMATOLOGY ARTHROSCOPY, vol.20, no.2, pp.322-326, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

Abstract

Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is an effective option for the treatment of recurrent patellar instability. Most techniques utilize the passage of a tendon graft through tunnels at the patella with the risk of patellar fracture. The purpose of this study was to investigate the strength of the recent MPFL reconstruction techniques (transverse tunnel, interference screw, anchor, and docking technique).