Alexander E Weber, MD
Orthopaedic surgeon & sports Medicine specialist

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction

Orthopaedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist in Beverly Hills, El Segundo, Glendale, & Los Angeles, CA

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Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction services offered in Beverly Hills, El Segundo, Glenale & Los Angeles, CA

During the surgical procedure, the surgeon follows basic principles of ligament reconstruction, including selecting a strong and stiff graft, locating the graft isometrically, setting the appropriate tension in the graft, achieving stable fixation of the graft, and avoiding condylar rubbing or impingement. The surgical technique involves several steps, including graft selection and harvest, identifying the femoral isometric point, placing the graft through tunnels, setting the appropriate tension, and ensuring there are no restrictions in patellar or knee movements.

After surgery, patients are advised to use a knee brace during walking for the first 3-6 weeks, avoid certain movements, and engage in rehabilitation exercises and active exercises to aid healing.