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Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction Research Perspective

Another research perspective published in Healio on a project led by Banff Sport Medicine Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr Laurie Hiemstra, and Research Director, Sarah Kerslake!

Hiemstra, L. A., & Kerslake, S. (2019). Age at Time of Surgery but Not Sex Is Related to Outcomes After Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 47(7), 1638–1644. https://doi.org/10.1177/0363546519841371

“By stratifying for pathoanatomic risk factors, this study has clarified that females do not have poorer outcomes following [medial patellofemoral ligament] MPFL reconstruction based on their sex,” Laurie Hiemstra, MD, told Healio.com/Orthopedics.

“Previous research has correlated female sex with poorer outcomes after patellar stabilization surgery, however females demonstrate a greater number of pathoanatomic risk factors, which adversely influence outcomes. Likewise, individuals who dislocate at a young age are likely to have a greater number of pathoanatomic risk factors.”

Read more about this Perspective here.

Banff Sport Medicine Research team part of award-winning research!

Banff Sport Medicine Surgeon, Dr Mark Heard, was the presenting author and member of the Stability research study team that received the prestigious Jan I. Gillquist Scientific Research Award at the recent International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery & Orthopaedic Sports Medicine (ISAKOS) Congress.

The Stability team were one of four finalists selected based on the quality of their research and presentation, which was entitled:

“Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction with or without a Lateral Extra-Articular Tenodesis: Analysis of Complications from the ISAKOS-sponsored Stability Study”

Group photo: (L to R): Dr Femi Ayeni (ISAKOS), Dr Mark Heard (Stability Co-lead), Dr Dianne Bryant (Stability Co-lead), Dr Alan Getgood (Stability Co-lead), and Dr Jason Koh (ISAKOS)