JUPITER 4.0 (Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction) - Clinical Trial

What is the Purpose of this Study?

We are doing this study is to evaluate the outcomes of medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) reconstruction surgery. This surgery is a common treatment for recurrent patellofemoral instability. We want to find out what factors most influence the likelihood of this procedure being successful.

What is the Condition Being Studied?

Patellofemoral Instability

Who Can Participate in the Study?

Children and adults ages 10-35 who:

  • Are scheduled to have MPFL reconstruction surgery at Duke
  • Have recurrent patellar instability with at least one of the followings episodes: a dislocated patella that had to be reduced in the ER *OR* a previous dislocation that had a feeling of the tendon "giving way"

For more information about who can join this study, contact the study team at cassandra.rhodes@duke.edu.

Age Group
Adults, Children

What is Involved?

If you choose to join this study, we will ask you to fill out questionnaires at various times over the course of 2 years.

Study Details

Full Title
Risk Factors for Failure of Isolated Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction
Principal Investigator
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Protocol Number
IRB: PRO00113100
Phase N/A
Enrollment Status
Open for Enrollment