The Influence of Body Mass Index (BMI) >30 on Outcomes and Complications Following Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Reconstruction

      Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) reconstruction is the gold standard for recurrent patellofemoral instability. Obesity, as defined by body mass index (BMI)>30, is a negative predictor of outcome in previous surgical studies. Our purpose is to compare cohorts of non-obese and obese patients undergoing MPFL reconstruction. Our hypothesis is that obese patients will have inferior outcomes and increased complication rates following MPFL reconstruction.
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