The Anatomy of the Medial Patellofemoral Complex

Miho Tanaka

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The term "medial patellofemoral complex" (MPFC) was proposed to describe the static medial stabilizer of the patella, typically referred to as the medial patellofemoral ligament. In light of our increasing understanding of the attachment of its fibers to the quadriceps tendon in addition to the patella, the term MPFC is used in this article. The purpose of this article is to describe and discuss the anatomy of the MPFC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e8-e11
JournalSports Medicine and Arthroscopy Review
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2017


  • anatomy
  • medial patellofemoral complex
  • medial patellofemoral ligament

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation


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