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Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2015 Feb;101(1 Suppl):S159-70. doi: 10.1016/j.otsr.2014.07.032. Epub 2015 Jan 14.

Posterolateral knee reconstruction.

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Cabinet Goethe, 23, avenue Niel, 75017 Paris, France. Electronic address:


Injury to the cruciate ligaments of the knee commonly occurs in association with posterolateral instability, which can cause severe functional disability including varus, posterior translation, and external rotational instability. Failure to diagnose and treat an injury of the posterolateral corner in a patient who has a tear of the cruciate ligament can also result in the failure of the reconstructed cruciate ligament. There seems to be a consensus of opinion that injury to the posterolateral corner, whether isolated or combined, is best treated by reconstructing the posterolateral corner along with the coexisting cruciate ligament injury, if combined. Commonly proposed methods of reconstructing the posterolateral corner have focused on the reconstruction of the popliteus, the popliteofibular ligament, and the lateral collateral ligament. The aim of this conference is to describe the posterolateral corner reconstruction technique and to provide an algorithm of treatment.


Posterolateral knee laxity; Reconstruction of the posterolateral corner

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