Influence of rupture patterns of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) on the outcome after operative treatment of traumatic patellar dislocation
Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, 05/16/2012
Petri M et al. – Younger patients more often sustain patellar–based ruptures following first–time traumatic patella dislocation, while older patients more often sustain femoral–based ruptures of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL). Incomplete MPFL ruptures are correlated with lower Insall–Salvati indices. Low trochlear facet asymmetry is correlated with higher rates of redislocation. These results may be of relevance for the operative and postoperative treatment in the future.