The Knee, ISSN: 1873-5800, Vol: 18, Issue: 2, Page: 130-2

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction for subluxating patellofemoral arthroplasty

M. R. Carmont; T. Crane; P. Thompson; T. Spalding
Patellofemoral joint (PFJ) arthroplasty has become a successful operation for patellofemoral osteoarthritis. The post-operative complication of patella subluxation is uncommon.
We report the stabilisation of a subluxating patella following PFJ arthroplasty using autogenous hamstring tendons. Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction may be considered a method of stabilising a subluxating patellofemoral replacement in patients for whom revision arthroplasty is not recommended.

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