Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction can be safely performed in the knee of skeletally immature patients, Lutul D. Farrow, MD, FAOA, noted in this Patellofemoral Update.
According to Farrow, Schottle’s method has been shown to be reproducible in estimating the site of the medial patellofemoral ligament femoral footprint, but care should be taken in the skeletally immature knee because considerable interobserver variability exists with this technique.
Patellofemoral Update focuses on the causes, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral disorders. The blog is sponsored by the Patellofemoral Foundation whose mission is to improve the care of individuals with anterior knee pain through targeted education and research. The Patellofemoral Foundation offers additional online education resources on its website.
Members of the Patellofemoral Foundation review and add clinical perspective to recently published studies on the causes, prevention and treatment of patellofemoral disorders. The twice monthly blogs are edited by John P. Fulkerson, MD, and can be found on www.healio.com/orthopaedics. To read all the Patellofemoral Update blogs, click here.