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Offline lil_miss_netball

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Mpfl
« on: March 21, 2004, 05:36:21 PM »
Is the MpFl the Medial Patella-femoral ligament, if so, is it the ligament that goes down your leg holding your patella in place?

A response greatly appreciated.
R. Knee - Dislocated Patella 1/03
R. Knee - MpFl Repair           2/03

Offline anasta5ia

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Re: Mpfl
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2004, 04:57:31 PM »
Hey there!!!

The MPFL is indeed the Medial Patello-femoral ligament.  It is one of the main components of the medial retinaculum.  I think however what you are thinking of is the Patellar Tendon which runs down the middle of your leg and is what your patella sits in.  The MPFL goes from the medial side of your patella to an area near where the MCL attaches.  It serves to provide stability for the patella and prevent lateral movement.

If you need any other info about the MPFL, let me know as I have had a repair and 2 reconstructions to this little ligament.

-Heather G.
Rt. knee-plica resection, LR, 4 TTTs, MPFL repair & 2 MPFL reconstructions
Lt. knee-2 TTTs, & 2 MPFL reconstructions...
Scheduled for bilateral hardware removal, lt. knee TT revision, MPFL recon and LR recon with new wonderful surgeon.
Plus 9 other orthopedic surgeries

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Re: Mpfl
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2004, 04:07:39 AM »
Hi&#8230;

I am now pretty sure that It was my Medial Patello-femoral ligament that I had repaired and &#8216;sorted out&#8217; as such so that the lateral dislocation of my patella didn&#8217;t repeat. I had my surgery 8 weeks ago and went for first physiotherapy today.
I have a large, unattractive scar down the middle of my knee.
Do you have any info about this ligament / procedure in general?
R. Knee - Dislocated Patella 1/03
R. Knee - MpFl Repair           2/03

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Re: Mpfl
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2012, 12:10:05 PM »
Here is an animation of MPFL reconstruction -> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t--P0iavLAQ

You can also find some videos of surgeries. Not someting nice to see :P

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Re: Mpfl
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2012, 12:12:35 PM »
And more useful information here -> http://www.royalberkshire.nhs.uk/pdf/MPFL_oct101.pdf