The desire to better re-create the native anatomy in orthopaedic surgery—and especially knee ligament reconstruction—was an area of great debate and discussion approximately 10 years ago in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. Our better and more detailed understanding of the anatomy, especially the insertional anatomy, of the ACL fueled the debate over the best surgical technique to maximize function, improve patient outcomes, and reduce long-term morbidity. While these discussions are still ongoing, detailed study of the medial patellofemoral complex (MPFC) anatomy is bringing us “back to the future” with similar discussions on how to best re-create this anatomy. Although specific techniques and surgical risks versus rewards will continue to be debated, our improved understanding of the anatomy of the MPFC, similar to our improved understanding of the ACL, ultimately will improve how MPFC reconstruction is performed and improve patient outcomes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Arthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery|
|State||Published - Dec 2020|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine