Medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction


Damage to the patellar retinaculum is most often caused by patella sprains and leads to patella instability, which causes pain in the anterior compartment of the knee joint.


  • restoration of patella stability,
  • reduction or complete elimination of pain,
  • protecting the knee joint from degenerative lesions.

Indications and contraindications

  • patella instability,
  • pain in the anterior compartment of the knee joint.
  • neoplasm,
  • obesity,
  • varices,
  • advanced degenerative lesions,
  • neurological deficits, muscle insufficiency,
  • other general medical conditions.

Eligibility for the procedure:

The decision on your surgery is taken during a pre-operative visit when a doctor assesses your eligibility, orders necessary tests and evaluates your general wellbeing. If there are no contraindications, the date of the procedure is set.

Before the procedure:

  • Two weeks before the procedure you should have the following tests done: full blood count, electrolyte test, coagulation test, blood type, glucose, creatinine, Hbs antigen, ANTI-HCV.
  • If you have any non-orthopaedic conditions, please provide a certificate from a relevant specialist that there are no contraindications for the procedure.
  • Seven days before the surgery you should discontinue anticoagulants, such as Acenocumarol or Sintron.
  • You should not eat or drink for 6 hours before the procedure.


  • The most frequent form of anaesthesia is the spinal block.
  • The procedure lasts for about 1 hour.

After the procedure:

  • You will stay in hospital for about 3 days.
  • The rehabilitation starts on the day after the procedure.
  • During the hospital stay you will receive a knee orthotics.
  • A follow-up x-ray is done while you are still in hospital.

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Wielkopolskie Centrum Medyczne
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st. Bolesława Krzywoustego 114
61-144 Poznań, POLAND

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