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Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Using a Partial Thickness Quadriceps Tendon Graft

March 01, 2017

Contributors: Jared Carson Bentley, MD; Thai Quang Trinh, MD; Roger E Wiltfong, MD; Robert N Steensen, MD; Robert N Steensen, MD

2017 AWARD WINNER This video demonstrates medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction with the use of a partial-thickness quadriceps tendon graft. We have performed this procedure since 1998 and first described the technique in 2005. We have been very pleased with the results. The procedure involves a very simple technique in which only one side of the graft is detached and attached. The quadriceps tendon remains attached to the patella. The graft is a flat, ribbon-like shape similar to that of the native medial patellofemoral ligament. The procedure avoids the use of patellar tunnels, which are associated with a risk for fracture. We simply dissect and detach the graft proximally, rotate the graft, and attach it to the femur. In this manner, the graft lays along the course of the normal medial patellofemoral ligament.

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