The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) can be torn with a dislocation of the kneecap. In some cases, patients may have suffered multiple dislocations over time. Although tears of this ligament can sometimes heal in a brace, many cases will require ligament reconstruction – especially if the patient has suffered recurrent dislocations. Dr. Bushnell offers a minimally-invasive technique for MPFL reconstruction, based on a method developed by his senior partner, Dr. Christopher Piller. This surgical technique uses a cadaver ligament to rebuild the ligament on the inner side of the knee, stabilizing the patella and allowing the patient to return to full function and athletic participation.
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