Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Repair

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Medial Patellofemoral Ligament or MPFL is a part of the intricate structures present in the knee that help in stabilising the knee by attaching the kneecap, known as the patella, to the femur bone or the long thigh bone. This connection between the patella and the femur is the Patellofemoral joint.

Trauma or injury to this structure can occur, especially in the female population, causing dislocation of the patella and leading to patellar instability. This kind of injury to the knee requires surgical intervention or reconstruction.

Causes of MPFL Tear

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament injury occurs when the kneecap or the patella gets dislocated. There can be several reasons for dislocation:

  • Weak leg muscles
  • Underlying abnormalities of the knee
  • Involved in activities which pose a risk to the knee
  • Ligament laxity.

Treatment for MPFL Tear

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament repair can be performed by non-surgical or surgical methods depending upon the individual patient’s condition. The decision for surgery may be taken by the consulting doctor as he may deem it feasible for the patient.

  • Non-surgical method:

Non-surgical treatment for MPFL repair includes the use of NSAIDs and rest. Physical therapy may be performed alongside other treatments to ensure proper healing and management of symptoms.

  • Surgical MPFL reconstruction:

If the MPFL injury is more severe, or there are pieces of detached bone or cartilage, the doctor may recommend MPFL reconstruction surgery. It may involve repairing or reconstructing the affected ligament with the help of a graft from another part of the same patient’s body.

Why Choose Omni Hospitals?

At Omni, we have a dedicated team of medical & surgical experts backed by paediatric and other specialists. Our highly trained medical staff & world-class amenities will help the patients in recovering fast without any complications. We take great care & attention in providing the best surgical treatment as well as rehabilitation for the patients to ensure proper healing and recovery, especially for the children requiring special attention.

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Q1. How fast can I recover from MPFL repair?

Patients who have undergone medial patellofemoral ligament repair surgery need to wear knee braces for at least six weeks in order to let the ligaments heal and repair. Within this time, limited movement may be allowed.

Q2. Is MPFL repair surgery successful?

MPFL repair surgery is typically successful, with over 70% success rate in patients undergoing surgery.

Q3. Is MPFL repair surgery a major surgery?

The MPFL repair surgery takes about 2 hours to be performed on an outpatient basis. Patients may be discharged the same day after the surgery.

Q4. Is MPFL repair surgery safe for kids?

MPFL repair surgery is a safe and effective treatment in children and adolescents.

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