Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction using hamstring autograft in children and adolescents

Hannah N. Ladenhauf, Marschall B. Berkes, Daniel W. Green

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Abstract

We introduce an anatomic reconstruction technique for the medial patellofemoral ligament using a free hamstring autograft in skeletally immature patients. We dock the 2 ends of the graft in the superior-medial patella using sockets and secure the femoral graft attachment in a socket tunnel distal to the physis. This technique minimizes the risk of injury to the growth plate and still enables accurate and successful anatomic positioning of the hamstring autograft.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e151-e154
JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2013

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