Clinical Outcome Study of Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Surgery

IRB Number: 2013-133

Institutional Review Board, Hospital for Special Surgery

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Principal Investigator

Beth E. Shubin Stein, MD


Sabrina Strickland, MD

Douglas Mintz, MD

Joseph Nguyen

Irene Kalbian



This study is a review of the functional outcomes of MPFL reconstruction surgery for treating patellofemoral instability.

Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria


Patients with patellofemoral instability who underwent MPFL reconstruction as     part of their surgical treatment


Revision surgery patients

Contact Information

Beth E. Shubin Stein, MD