Editorial Commentary: Proximal Stabilization for Recurrent Patellar Dislocation - Respect the Anatomy and Achieve Excellent Outcomes Regardless of Specific Technique

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Abstract

In a Level IV evidence systematic review of 13 studies comparing medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction and medial soft-tissue realignment for recurrent lateral patellar instability without osseous pathology, both techniques showed excellent outcomes with low recurrent dislocation rates (<10% for both) without significant clinical, radiographic, or instability differences between the two groups at minimum 2-year follow-up. As in all well-designed and -conducted systematic reviews, the authors delicately balance study homogeneity (similar patients and surgical procedures - excluding distal osseous realignment and first-time dislocators) and heterogeneity (improved generalizability: dichotomized medial soft-tissue realignment and medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)517-518
Number of pages2
JournalArthroscopy - Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery
Volume32
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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