What is MPFL Reconstruction?
A new medial patellofemoral ligament is generated during an MPFL reconstruction operation to support the knee and prevent further injury to the joint. Look for a surgeon who can repair the MPFL. For those who have endured many dislocations, it is a great therapy alternative.
When to go for surgery
If the damage is more serious or there are minor bone or cartilage fragments in the knee, your doctor could advise surgery. Patients who sustain recurrent kneecap dislocations are frequently advised to undergo MFPL repair. MPFL reconstruction is performed to address recurrent kneecap dislocation. A tissue graft is used in MPFL restoration to restore the ligament and retain the kneecap firmly against the femur.
MPFL rebuilding is a minor procedure that is carried out as an outpatient procedure. You will come between 1.5 and 2 hours before the operation. A tissue graft is used in MPFL restoration to restore the ligament and retain the kneecap firmly against the femur. Usually, two hours after your operation is over; you'll be allowed to go home.
Post Surgery Care
For six weeks following surgery, patients with an MPFL repair must wear a brace to allow the ligament to recover. Only 90 degrees of knee flexion are permitted for the first two weeks following surgery. The following care is recommended:
Complete the course of medication prescribed. For a few months following surgery, it is typical to have pain along the graft on the inside side of the knee.
After an MPFL reconstruction, you must take three to four weeks off from work.
Following surgery, physiotherapy starts, focusing on recovering range of motion and muscular strength.
Regular check-ups and updates to the care giver is mandatory
Take it easy and let it heal completely before getting to the daily routine.