MPFL is an abbreviation of 'medial patello-femoral ligament'.

medial patellofemoral ligament or MPFL
The MPFL supports the patella, and helps to keep it in the groove of the femur as the knee bends and straightens.



During a traumatic dislocation of the patella, the MPFL may become injured and the patella may become more unstable. The knee surgeon may elect to repair the torn ligament to improve stability.


The patella - important anatomical relationships

The kneecap or patella is part of a chain of structures that help to straighten the knee.

A discussion of key concerns about dislocation of the patella.

Review and Meta-analysis of publications reporting outcomes in patients who had an isolated MPFL reconstruction for patellar dislocation.

Patellar instability and dislocation

Discussing how the anatomy can affect the tendency to dislocate the patella.



What can I expect - MPFL tear.

MPFL surgery and possible MUA

Questions on MPFL surgery??!! help me understand please!


Avoiding Complications with MPFL Reconstruction. Smith MK, Werner BC and Diduch DR. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2018 Jun; 11(2): 241–252.

Rehabilitation following medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction for patellar instability. Manske RC and Prohaska D. Int J Sports Phys Ther. 2017 Jun; 12(3): 494–511.

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