Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction
Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is a surgical procedure indicated in patients with more severe patellar instability. The MPFL is a band of tissue that extends from the femoral medial condyle to the superior aspect of the patella.
Distal realignment procedures
Distal realignment procedures, also known as TTT or ‘Tibial Tubercle Transfer’ procedures are performed to reposition the kneecap by realigning the tendon under the kneecap.
Arthroscopic Reconstruction of the Knee for Ligament Injuries
The knee is the most complex joint in the body and is formed by the articulation between the thigh bone (femur) and the shinbone (tibia). A knee cap is present over the front of the joint to provide extra protection.
The posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), one of four major ligaments of the knee, is situated at the back of the knee. It connects the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia). The PCL limits the backward movement of the tibia ( shinbone).
The lateral collateral ligament (LCL) is a ligament present on the outer side of the knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the fibula (side bone of lower leg). It provides stability as well as limits the sidewise movement of the knee.
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Reconstruction
The anterior cruciate ligament is one of the major stabilizing ligaments in the knee. It is a strong ‘rope-like’ structure located in the centre of the knee attaching the femur to the tibia. When this ligament tears, it does not heal anatomically and, when deficient, may lead to the feeling of instability in the knee.
ACL reconstruction is a commonly performed surgical procedure and with recent advances in arthroscopic surgery, surgeons at ‘The Cambridge Knee’ can perform this surgery with minimally invasive technique and low complication rates.