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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2015, Article ID 429463, 3 pages
Case Report

Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction in a Below-Knee Amputee

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Brockley Hill, Stanmore, Middlesex HA7 4LP, UK

Received 6 July 2015; Revised 30 September 2015; Accepted 8 October 2015

Academic Editor: Andreas Panagopoulos

Copyright © 2015 Sherif El-Tawil et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Patellar instability is a common finding in patients with below-knee amputation and yet management options are not commonly described in the literature. We describe the first reported case of a medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction using allograft in a patient with a below-knee amputation. Clinical outcome at two-year follow-up remains very good.