Should MPFL reconstruction be paired with an osteotomy?
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Should MPFL reconstruction be paired with an osteotomy?

The SHYFT Research Study: SHould You transFer the Tubercle? Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is a successful operation used to stabilize the kneecap in patients with patellar instability. MPFL reconstruction uses one of your tendons to reconstruct the injured ligament that attaches to your kneecap. Traditional treatment of patellar instability has often included moving the…

The Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL): The Basics 
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The Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL): The Basics 

The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is a ligament that connects the inner edge of the kneecap (patella) to the thigh bone (femur). Its main function is to stabilize the kneecap and prevent it from dislocating to the outside of your knee. How can injuries to the MPFL occur? Injury to the MPFL can occur if the…

PRESENTATION: #Knees4Skis: Returning After Knee Injury
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PRESENTATION: #Knees4Skis: Returning After Knee Injury

The orthopaedic surgeons at the Banff Sport Medicine Clinic perform almost 400 ACL reconstructive surgeries every ski season ~ with about 40% being due to knee injuries that occur on the ski hill! In collaboration with the BSM Clinic, the Banff Sport Medicine Foundation is please to offer this free and informative hybrid event! During this evening of exercise…