A research publication led by Banff Sport Medicine Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Laurie Hiemstra, was recently highlighted in Healio!
Hiemstra, L.A., Kerslake, S., Kupfer, N., Lafave, M.R. Generalized joint hypermobility does not influence clinical outcomes following isolated MPFL reconstruction for patellofemoral instability. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc (2019). https://doi-org.ezproxy.lib.ucalgary.ca/10.1007/s00167-019-05489-0
“Although generalized joint hypermobility has long been associated with patellofemoral instability, it is unclear how hypermobility affects clinical outcomes after stabilization,” Laurie A. Hiemstra, MD, told Healio.com/Orthopedics. “In this large cohort of patients with an isolated [medial patellofemoral ligament] MPFL reconstruction for recurrent lateral patellofemoral instability, it was demonstrated that the presence of hypermobility did not influence clinical results as measured by quality of life scores.”
Read more about this Perspective here.