Treatment of acute patellofemoral dislocation through medial patellofomoral ligament repair

Gilberto Luis Camanho Alexandre de Christo Viegas About the authors

The authors evaluated the evolution of seventeen patients with acute patellofemoral dislocation. Patients were treated through medial patellar ligament suture. The suture of the ligament was performed by arthroscopy in nine patients with ligament lesion near to the patella. The other eight patients, with patellofemoral ligament lesion occurring near to the femoral epicondyle, were treated by reinsertion at the femoral epicondyle with anchors. The patients had a mean follow-up period of forty months and there was no femoropatellar dislocation recurrence.

Patellar dislocation; Knee; Knee joint


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