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Why do orthopaedic surgeons ignore the medial patellofemoral ligament?

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The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is a condensation of the medial capsule of the knee joint. In the past two decades dissection studies have shown that it extends from the superomedial border of the patella to the femoral epicondyle, at or immediately above the adductor tubercle. MRI and operative studies have revealed that it is almost invariably damaged by lateral patellofemoral dislocation. Current surgical management of such dislocations may involve imbricating the torn medial cap...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Surgical Sciences
Role:
Author
Journal:
International journal of surgery (London, England)
Volume:
2
Issue:
2
Pages:
101-103
Publication date:
2004-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1743-9159
ISSN:
1743-9191
Source identifiers:
414599
Language:
English
Pubs id:
pubs:414599
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uuid:412af628-7773-472e-9251-e7894f9c8a3d
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pubs:414599
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2013-11-16

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