The aim of the medial patello femoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is to re-establish the alignment of the patella in the trochlear groove across the entire range of motion, particularly when approaching full extension. The technique herein described is a mini-open procedure using a free gracilis tendon graft and applying the two bone tunnel technique for anatomical reconstruction of the MPFL.
This technique guide was prepared under the guidance of Prof. Elvire Servien and Prof. Philippe Neyret. Created under close collaboration with the surgeon, it contains a summary of medical techniques and opinions based upon his training and expertise in the field, along with his knowledge of Smith & Nephew’s products.
This guide is presented for educational purposes only.
Also view our Interactive Technique Guide: Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction, which is downloadable as an iBook for your Apple® device.