Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Using a Modified “Reverse-Loop” Technique

///Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Using a Modified “Reverse-Loop” Technique

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction is a commonly performed procedure for patellofemoral instability. In recent years the surgery has evolved considerably as the anatomy and goals of reconstruction have become more defined. This has resulted in numerous surgical options involving various fixation devices. Furthermore, as biomechanical data accumulate regarding the importance of graft position and tension, surgical techniques for applying this knowledge with precision are needed. This technical note with an accompanying video details one such technique that may be applied to various methods of fixation, allowing for improved precision and possibly resulting in a stronger fixation construct.