MCL Injuries and Recovery

MCL Injuries and Recovery - Pistons' Marvin Bagley III (knee) out 3-4 weeks

MCL injuries usually heal on their own, but it really depends on where the MCL is torn and how badly it is torn. Many injuries are low grade and respond well to physical therapy and immediate range of motion.

Two Fixation Points Are Better for Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction

Two Fixation Points Are Better for MPFL Reconstruction

Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction has gained in popularity over the past 15 years, with most studies showing a clear advantage over techniques such as medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) repair or medial imbrication for the treatment of patellar instability. A debate continues as to the type of fixation on the patella, tunnel versus suture anchor, as […]

MPFL Reconstruction Study and Follow Up

Knee Pain: MPFL Reconstruction Study

Beware of studies like this one about MPFL reconstruction that only have one year of follow-up. In this small study of only 43 patients who underwent MPFL reconstruction (some bilateral) with a strong suture, they demonstrated that most patients were stable at a year. We know that most patients are just resuming pivoting sports at […]