Surgery for Patellar Dislocation

A number of surgical procedures can be performed to deal with patellofemoral pain and instability once non-surgical treatments have failed.  The precise procedure(s) performed are determined after a careful clinical assessment of the cause of the problem, with appropriate X-rays and scans where necessary.

Possible procedures include:

  • closed lateral release
  • medial plication
  • medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction
  • distal realignment procedures, such as tibial tuberosity transfer