What is medial patellar reefing?
The Medial Retinacular “reefing” is essentially “tightening” the “too loose” medial soft tissues (from whatever source) so as to hold/keep/restore the Patella to its correct position relative to the femur during motion.
What is the medial retinaculum of the knee?
The medial patellar retinaculum is a tendon of the knee that crosses the knee joint on the medial side of the patella. The medial patellar retinaculum is the branch of the tendon of insertion of the quadriceps femoris that crosses the knee on the medial side of the patella.
What is medial Retinacular plication?
The medial patellofemoral ligament, which is part of the medial retinaculum, is the main injured structure especially regarding normal knee alignment. Therefore, medial retinacular plication, a proximal realignment correction technique, can directly address the main pathology of patellar instability.
Does a torn medial patellofemoral tendon require surgery?
Depending on the severity of an MPFL injury, treatment may involve surgery. Physical therapists design treatment programs for people with MPFL injuries to help restore knee strength and function. If surgery is required, physical therapy will follow to ensure a safe return to activity.
Is retinaculum a ligament or tendon?
A retinaculum (plural retinacula) is a band of thickened deep fascia around tendons that holds them in place. It is not part of any muscle. Its function is mostly to stabilize a tendon. The term retinaculum is New Latin, derived from the Latin verb retinere (to retain).
What is MPFL knee?
What is the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL)? The medial patellofemoral ligament is a part of the complex network of soft tissues that stabilize the knee. The MPFL attaches the inside part of the patella (kneecap) to the long bone of the thigh, also called the femur.
How do I know if I tore my MPFL?
The common symptoms include pain, tenderness, swelling around the knee joint, restricted movement of the knee, numbness below the knee, and discoloration of the area where the injury has occurred.