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Semin Musculoskelet Radiol. 2006 Sep;10(3):220-8.

MRI of the posterolateral corner of the knee: normal appearance and patterns of injury.

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Division of Musculoskeletal Radiology, Department of Radiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, Pennsylvania 17822, USA.

Abstract

The posterolateral corner (PLC) of the knee is a complex area, previously poorly understood by radiologists. Numerous structures make up the PLC, whose evaluation is difficult because of the variable presence of the individual components, their intimate and commonly overlapping insertions, and their oblique course on traditional imaging planes. The clinical relevance of PLC injuries, especially the infrequently repaired "minor" components, adds to the confusion. Our purpose is to review the anatomy, imaging, clinical evaluation, and treatment options for PLC injuries.

PMID:
17195130
DOI:
10.1055/s-2006-957175
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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