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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Shital N Parikh, Senthil T Nathan, Eric J Wall, Emily A Eismann
BACKGROUND: The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) has been recognized as the primary restraint to lateral subluxation of the patella. Reconstruction of the MPFL for patellar instability has demonstrated early clinical success, but postoperative complications have rarely been reported, especially in young patients. PURPOSE: To assess early complications (<3 years) of MPFL reconstruction in young patients. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4...
May 2013: American Journal of Sports Medicine
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