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Consider Medial Quadriceps Tendon Femoral Ligament Reconstruction Versus MPFL

Consider Medial Quadriceps Tendon Femoral Ligament Reconstruction Versus MPFL


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Key takeaways:

  • Among 107 medial quadriceps tendon femoral ligament reconstructions, researchers found a complication rate of 5.1%.
  • Surgeons should consider this technique over medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction.

BOSTON — In this video from the Arthroscopy Association of North America annual meeting, Nancy Park, BS, discussed the low complication rates in patients who underwent medial quadriceps tendon femoral ligament reconstruction.

“We think this is a technique that more orthopedic surgeons should consider adding to their repertoire,” she told Healio.

Park, a fourth-year medical student at Yale University, said medial quadriceps tendon femoral ligament (MQTFL) reconstruction was likely developed in response to the incidence of iatrogenic patellar fractures associated with ligament reconstruction. medial patellofemoral.

“Overall, we saw a very low complication rate in terms of the isolated MQTFL reconstruction group, around 5.1%,” Park said. “We believe that MQTFL reconstruction is a very safe procedure. None of our patients in our series presented with an iatrogenic patellar fracture. No patient experienced excessive tension of the medial graft.