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Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2015 Oct;23(10):2909-17. doi: 10.1007/s00167-015-3616-6. Epub 2015 May 5.

Anterolateral rotatory instability of the knee.

Author information

1
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3200 S Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203, USA. guenther.daniel@mh-hannover.de.
2
Trauma Department, Hannover Medical School (MHH), Hannover, Germany. guenther.daniel@mh-hannover.de.
3
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, UPMC Center for Sports Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 3200 S Water Street, Pittsburgh, PA, 15203, USA.
4
Clinica Ortopedica e Traumatologica II, Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy.

Abstract

Recent publications have generated renewed interest in the anatomy of the anterolateral capsule. Knowledge of the biomechanical function of the anterolateral components is lacking. Further research is required to evaluate the influence of the anterolateral capsule on rotatory laxity of the knee. The role of surgical procedures, such as an extra-articular tenodesis or lateral plasty, has to be defined based on quantification of the injury. This article seeks to summarize the current literature and discusses the role of the anterolateral capsule and reconstructive techniques in combined ligamentous knee trauma. Level of evidence V.

KEYWORDS:

Anterolateral capsule; Anterolateral ligament; Knee; Rotatory instability; Rotatory laxity

PMID:
25941044
DOI:
10.1007/s00167-015-3616-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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