Combined reconstruction of the medial patellotibial and patellofemoral ligaments

Background. Patellofemoral instability is commonly associated with the rupture of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL), and the role of the medial patellotibial ligament (MPTL) is slowly emerging. Soft tissue reconstructions are able to restore patellar stability. Methods. We present a surgical technique for the combined reconstruction of the MPFL and MPTL using gracilis or semitendinosus … Continued

Gait disturbances in football, rugby players and skiers following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Background. Patients who have undergone anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery may exhibit post-operative lower limb gait disturbances. Design. Laboratory in vivo controlled study. Methods. Kinematics and kinetics parameters of knee motion were measured in post-ACL reconstruction participants (n = 5; m = 4 / f = 1, age 30.6 years, height 179.2 cm, weight … Continued