Some of the results one can obtain from MPFL reconstruction include stabilised kneecap and the ability to return to activities participated in pre-injury. However, you are still prone to future injuries if strict post-surgical care is not observed.
You will be relieved of symptoms that were previously evident, however, if this does not hold true for you, there may be complications such as loose bodies at the synovial membrane that needs to be inspected.
Additionally, athletes too would be provided with the opportunity to return to their preinjury sports without deterred performance. With the current success rate of 92.8%, the chances are definitely on the optimistic side, provided that dedicated rehabilitation measures such as physiotherapy are observed.
The recovery period varies depending on the grade of injury sustained. Depending on the individual, recovery could take anywhere between 6 to 9 months. Diets, habits, and dedication towards rehabilitation will play a role in the rate of recovery. With positive post-surgical care and collaborative work with your orthopaedist, you can expect a satisfactory outcome.
Results will vary from person to person, depending on the severity of the issue and your overall health. Your orthopaedist can give you a better idea of what to expect based on your individual needs and circumstances.