Dislocating Patella (Knee-cap) Surgery

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SURGERY FOR DISLOCATING PATELLA (KNEE-CAP)

The Knee-cap (Patella) can dislocate during an injury, particularly in children and adolescents. In 50% of cases, it then starts to dislocate repeatedly without any injury, a condition called as “Recurrent Dislocation of Patella”. The primary cause of this is a tear in the Medial Patello-Femoral Ligament (MPFL) which is an important stabilizing ligament of the patella. This ligament needs to be surgically reconstructed by a graft. Before such a surgery, the knee is thoroughly investigated by MRI scan to identify underlying bony deformities or cartilage fragments, which need to be corrected at the same time

(MPFL IN DIAGRAM)

(MPFL IN DIAGRAM)

SCARS AFTER MPFL SURGERY

SCARS-AFTER-MPFL-SURGERY

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