Francis Andrew H. Fernandez, MD, FPOA

Philippines

Lecture Topic: MPFL Reconstruction in Skeleletally Immature Patient 

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I graduated BS psychology in Ateneo De Manila then studied medicine in University of Santo Tomas. I did my residency in Makati Medical Center. My sports medicine fellowship was under Dr. Rainer Siebold in Atos Klinik Heidelberg, Germany. I am currently part of the staff in Makati Medical Center specializing Sports Medicine and Hip Arthroscopy.


Lecture: MPFL Reconstruction in Skeleletally Immature Patient  

Abstract:

Patellar dislocation is one of the most common knee injuries in the pediatric population. There are certain risk factors that predispose a patient for a recurrent dislocation. Pediatric patients have special considerations when deciding to do surgery for a recurrent patellar dislocation. There are many techniques to stabilize the dislocating patella in Skeletally immature patients.