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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria

From: Medial patellofemoral ligament reconstruction using an autograft or allograft for patellar dislocation: a systematic review

Inclusion criteria
The subjects that received MPFL reconstruction using autograft or allograft were human
The studies evaluated the clinical outcomes of MPFL reconstruction
Studies reporting a minimum 2-year follow-up data on clinical outcomes
Level-I, -II, -III, or -IV evidence required
No exclusions were made on the basis of language
Studies on this topic which were published since the year 2000
Exclusion criteria
Studies that did not evaluate the clinical outcomes of MPFL reconstruction
Studies regarding revision surgery
Patellar dislocation after total knee arthroplasty
Subjects who had congenital disease or connective tissue disorders
Combined surgery for treatment other ligament injury such as ACL, PCL, collateral ligament injuries
Studies reporting less than 2-year follow-up data on clinical outcomes
Level-V evidence (case report, technical note, letters to editor), review articles
Animal studies or in vitro studies
  1. MPFL medial patellofemoral ligament. ACL anterior cruciate ligament, PCL posterior cruciate ligament