September 14, 2020
Patellar instability is frequently seen in young patients. It can lead to significant morbidity and arthritis. Its management is controversial. JUPITER (Justifying Patellar Instability Treatment by Early Results)is a multi-center, multi-armed, prospective cohort study. Its specific aims are to compare the safety and efficacy of (1) non-operative treatment, (2) isolatedMedial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) reconstruction, and (3) ‘à la carte’ surgical approach to treat patellar instability. Enrollment will take place for 3 years (2018 through 2020) at 12 sports centers. Outcomes would be assessed at 6 months, 1 year, 2 years, 5 years and 10 years, including assessment of function, activity level, quality of life and complications.