A New Anatomical Reconstruction of the Posterolateral Corner of the Knee

Author(s): Simon M Thompson and Abdel Hassan


Reconstruction of the posterolateral corner (PLC) of the knee remains controversial. Anatomical reconstruction is a key aspect of modern approaches. The work of previous authors recommend repair of the PLC of the knee using the “LaPrade” technique. We suggest that this reconstitution may not address the whole issue of PLC instability and fails to reconstruct the popliteofibular ligament. The popliteofibular ligament has been demonstrated to be of vital importance, providing the main restraint to rotational instability. We suggest a modification to this technique that results in a more anatomical and dynamic reconstruction of the popliteofibular ligament component of the PLC of the knee.


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