S/P Medial PFL Repair

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction is a surgical procedure indicated in patients with more severe patellar instability. Medial patellofemoral ligament is a band of tissue that extends from the femoral medial epicondyle to the superior aspect of the patella. Medial patellofemoral ligament is the major ligament which stabilizes the patella and helps in preventing patellar subluxation (partial dislocation) or dislocation. This ligament can rupture or get damaged when there is patellar lateral dislocation. Dislocation can be caused by direct blow to the knee, twisting injury to the lower leg, strong muscle contraction, or because of a congenital abnormality such as shallow or malformed joint surfaces. After bringing the tendon graft from the medial to the lateral side through the bone tunnel, it turned onto the front surface of the patella where it is sutured. After graft fixation, the range of motion is checked to make sure there are no restrictions in patellar or knee movements. The graft should not impinge or rub against the medial femoral condyle. If it is detected, the graft is replaced into proper position.
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  • Knee instability
  • Knee pain
  • Acute or chronic patellar dislocation
  • Patellar dislocation
  • Knee instability
  • Period of immobilization in locked knee immobilizer
  • Massage to reduce swelling
  • Passive ROM and active ROM
  • Quadriceps activation
  • Knee stabilization exercises
  • Lower extremity strengthening
  • Gait program
  • Return to running program



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