Sports Knee Surgery

Recurrent patello-femoral dislocation surgery

This is a complex problem with a number of surgical treatment options available. The surgery depends on the underlying cause. The cause is first identified by performing x-rays, CT and / MRI scans.

The procedures available are:

MPFL reconstruction

This is an operation where a ligament attaching to the inside of the knee cap is reconstructed. This helps keep the patella in correct position and stops it dislocating.

Tibial tubercle transfer

This is an operation where the tibial bony attachment of the is surgically detached and then moved to a more favourable location to allow the knee cap to glide better and stay in the correct place. This is sometimes done in conjunction with an MPFL reconstruction.

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